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 impressions 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: Le Retour de Paris (and it also has extensive text in English and in French)
The image is again a rather timeless one - and shows two ladies returning from a short trip to Paris, France. They come back home to their Regency drawing room and are met with some disdain by the household. They are shown dressed in the latest French fashions - and given that they might be a little past their prime - these frivolous costumes are appearing to English eyes slightly vulgar and rather over the top.
The footman shows his surprise at the change that has happened to the ladies on their trip by raising both his hands and eyebrows in surprise! and even the household pets - cower back in horror. The ladies, of course, are completely oblivious to the fact that they look like a pair of tarty pantomime dames.
A fine original print by Cruikshank lampooning Georgian life.
This print is signed below: Etched by G Cruikshank / 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: 27 x 37 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: 46.5 x 56.5 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 and focussed 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 Georgian Cruikshank in my store.
SADLY, UK POSTING ONLY FOR THIS ARTWORK.