This is one of a small selection of original Georgian / Regency etched satirical prints that I have in my Iconic Edinburgh online shop.
They are good quality items by George Cruikshank with original issues dating from around the 1820s. My prints are slightly later antique re-prints from the original plates and these were all published by Thomas McLean for the second and final edition, 1835 (as annotated below).
They are hand-tinted with watercolour. Each of my prints is identically framed - with a fine new & good quality frame and they are certainly ready to hang when you unpack them!
This one is titled below the images: A curious Junto of Slandering Elves / or List'ners Seldom Hear Good of themselves.
The image is a timeless one - and it shows a group of Georgian ladies who are in the parlour having tea and gossiping - they are reading letters and taking great amusement. Another lady has just come across them and listens to what they are saying from behind a curtain - perhaps they are talking about her? - as she is not entirely happy with what she is hearing - they must be having a good old dig - as the little black cat arches his back in horror as well.
This print is signed below: E H L del. / G. Cruickshank Sculpt. / Pubd By Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket, Aug 1835.
It is in excellent condition - with no nasty condition issues to the sheet etc.
The image (from the external printed border) measures: 24 x 33.5 cm
It is in a fine Hogarth style black and gold frame - and recently re-mounted with a good quality double mount - it is certainly all ready just to hang on your wall. More images can be provided on request to show the frame etc.
The frame measures: 44 x 53 cm.
Please note: The price quoted here is from the artwork only.
The frame comes free with this artwork. Any damage in transit to the frame / mount / picture glass will not be subject to any refunds, discounts or re-framing costs from us.
I have four prints on offer - and would offer good postal discounts if you would like more than one.
My price is indeed a very fair price for this interesting Regency print - and also given that they are currently all so beautifully presented.
George Cruikshank ( 1792-1878) was taught the art of caricature by his father, and he quickly became a favourite satirist and illustrator in Great Britain. He illustrated many of Charles Dicken’s books and published his own George Cruikshank’s Magazine.
Early in his career, he withdrew from political satire, instead focusing his efforts upon the dramatic social scenes of the day. By the end of the 1840′s, Cruikshank was firmly involved in the temperance movement, and he extolled that theme frequently in his artwork.
Please see my other fine Cruikshank etchings in my Iconic Edinburgh online Store.
SADLY, UK POSTING ONLY FOR THIS ARTWORK.