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Creator:
Print made by George Cruikshank, 1792–1878, British
Published by Hannah Humphrey, ca. 1745–1818, British
Title:
Specimens of Waltzing
Date:
1817
Medium:
Etching and stipple engraving, hand-colored on moderately thick, textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 3/4 x 13 13/16 inches (24.7 x 35.1 cm) and Image: 8 7/16 x 12 15/16 inches (21.5 x 32.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in blue pen, on back, upper left: "4106"; in graphite, upper left: "$10.00"; lower left: "Ballroom Dancing/Waltzing (underlined) | Dogs Dancing (1 Poodle) (underlined) | A rare & very early Waltzing Caricature | D Cruikshank, 1817 (underlined) | 1179 | G1994"; lower right: "388"

Lettered, lower left: "(Etched by G Cruikshank)"; lower center: "SPECIMENS of WALTZING"; lower right: "Pubd June 4th 1817 by H Humphrey | 27 St James's Street London ~~~"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.9710
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animals | ballroom | caricature | curtains | dancing | dogs (animals) | draperies | dresses | feet | genre subject | hats | men | noses | pictures | satire | waltzing | women
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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British Comic Art 1730 - 1830 (Museum of Art and Archaelogy, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1988-10-14 - 1988-12-04)

Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26015
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