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Creator:
Print made by Isaac Cruikshank, 1756–1810, British
Published by William Holland, 1757–1815, British
Title:

An Abyssinian Breakfast

Date:
1791
Medium:
Etching and sitpple engraving, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 11 3/16 x 13 15/16 inches (28.4 x 35.4 cm) and Image: 9 3/4 x 13 11/16 inches (24.7 x 34.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "There, which the squeamish souls, Britain shocks, | Rich steaks devouring from the living ox; | Here starving are thee from the realm of water, | Full many a virtuoso allegator;"; lower center: "London Pubd March 3, 1791 by W Holland No 50 Oxford St. | AN ABYSSINIAN BREAKFAST."; lower right: "There, Br[...] informing queens, in naked pride, | The feel and colour of a Scotsman's hide; | Here of teh genealogy a tree, | Branching from Solomon's wise trunk to thee."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.1870
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | blood | caricature | crabs | crocodiles | dinner | dogs (animals) | fish | food | forest | frogs (animals) | genre subject | gods | humor | kilts | knives | lion | meal | meat | men | monkeys | mountains | old | ox | river | satire | statue | surprise | tartan | tents | women | wound
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Scotland | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:42940
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