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Antique Print: The Progress of a Midshipman

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The Progress of a Midshipman
Will Blockhead
Exemplified in the career of Master Blockhead
Plate number 8
Artist: George Cruikshank 1792-1878
Published by Thomas McLean London
Medium: Engraving - Hand Colored
Circa: 1835
Size: Sheet: 14 ¾” x 11” Image: 11” x 8”
Condition: High Quality - Bottom right margin corner missing Image Excellent
Comment: Brilliant example of the late caricature of George Cruikshank, last of the great caricaturists beginning with Hogarth. He specialized in satirizing fashion and culture, rather than politics. In this plate 8 , young master Will Blockhead steers a small boat through a stormy sea, tow wards a spire of rock, up which numerous officers are scrambling to reach the Temple of Fame that rest upon the summit.

 

Price: $100.00


Stock Number: GC-BP74-6
In Stock: 1

 

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