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Print made by George Cruikshank, 1792–1878
after unknown artist ( Yedes )
Published by J Sidebotham, active 1802–c.1829

Sales by Auction! - or Provident Children Disposing of their Deceased Mother's Effects for the Benefit of the Creditors!!

Materials & Techniques:
Etching with hand-coloring in watercolor on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Sheet: 12 5/16 x 16 9/16 inches (31.2 x 42 cm), Plate: 9 13/16 x 14 3/8 inches (25 x 36.5 cm), Image: 8 3/16 x 13 1/8 inches (20.8 x 33.3 cm)

Inscribed in blue ink, on back, upper left: "4154"; in graphite, upper left: "$15.00"; lower left: "By George Cruikshank, 1819. | Note the miniature Poodle. | Held by the old lady at the | end of the table. A Rare Auction Print. (underlined)"; lower right: "383"

Lettered, lower left: "Yedes invt | C G fect"; lower center: "Sales by Auction! _ or Provident Children disposing of their | deceased Mother's Effects fro teh Benefit of the Creditors!!_"; lower right: "Pub.d May 6th, 1819 by | J Sidebetham No.287 | __Strand____"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
adults | auction | caricature | children | crying | fancy dress | genre subject | hats | humor | illustration | men | satire | shoes | shouting | women
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IIIF Manifest:

Enlightened Princesses - Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-02-02 - 2017-04-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Joanna Marschner, Enlightened Princesses : Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World, Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn, 2017, p. 275, fig. 15.10, NX543 +.E55 2017 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Madeleine Pelling, Lives Laid Bare, Celebrity, Death and the Georgian Auction, https://www.historytoday.com/madeleine-pelling/lives-laid-bare-celebrity-death-and-georgian-auction , History Today, February 27, 2018, Avaliable Online [ORBIS]

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