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Creator:
Print made by George Cruikshank, 1792–1878, British
after unknown artist, ( L. E. H. )
Published by Thomas McLean, 1788–1875, British
Title:
Le Retour de Paris, or, the Niece Presented to her Relatives by her French Governess
Date:
1835
Medium:
Etching, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 7/16 x 16 1/8 inches (29 x 41 cm), Plate: 10 15/16 x 15 1/16 inches (27.8 x 38.3 cm), and Image: 9 x 14 3/16 inches (22.8 x 36.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in blue pen, on back, upper left: "4180"; in graphite, upper left: "$10.50"; lower left: "13 (circled) | Etched by Cruikshank | from a sketch made | in 1816 & published in | 1835 | £ 3/3/="; lower right: "409"

Lettered, lower center inside image: "EHL del. 1816 ____ Etched by G Cruikshank"; lower left under image: "Well-a-day Aunt! What | Monstrosities are these? | Pub.d by Thos. McLean 26 | Haymarket Aug.t 1.st 1835"; (columns of text satirizing French costume); lower center under image: "LE RETOUR DE PARIS | or, the Neice presented to her Relatives by her French Governess._"; (columns of text satirizing French costume)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.9719
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
aunt | caricature | carpet | costume | dogs (animals) | fancy dress | French | genre subject | gesturing | hats | humor | illustration | ladies | men | niece | satire | surprise | women
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26035
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