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Creator:
Print made by George Cruikshank, 1792–1878, British
after Capt. Frederick Marryat, 1792–1848, British
Published by George Humphrey, ca. 1773–ca. 1831, British
Title:

Fitting out. - Plate 1

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Progress of a Midshipman Exemplified in the Career of Master Blockhead in Seven Plates & Frontispiece

Date:
1820
Medium:
Aquatint and etching, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 x 13 15/16 inches (25.4 x 35.4 cm), Plate: 8 3/8 x 11 5/16 inches (21.2 x 28.8 cm), and Image: 6 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (16.9 x 24.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on front, upper right: "53."; on back, lower right: "55551/8"

Lettered, upper center: "Fitting out. _"; upper right: "Plate 1."; lower left: "(image of an anchor) inv.t"; lower center: "He Hails in life's advancing day | Amusive hopes se prospects gay | Nor in the wide horizon round | Can e'er one little speckle found | to cloud the scene - Anon"; lower right: "G Cruikshank sculpts"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11325
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
books | bottles | boxes | boy | caricature | cases (containers) | chasing | children | clothes | cook | daughters | fittings | genre subject | girls | hats | humor | illustration | list | man | midshipman | packing | pictures | satire | ship | shoes | son | suitcase | tools | toys | woman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30700
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