An Abyssinian Breakfast
- Etching and sitpple engraving, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
- 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)
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:
- 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
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Print made by Isaac Cruikshank, 1756–1810, British, An Abyssinian Breakfast, 1791
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