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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:
Finding things not exactly what he expected - Plate 2
Date:
1820
Medium:
Aquatint and etching, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 15/16 x 14 inches (25.3 x 35.5 cm), Plate: 8 1/2 x 11 7/16 inches (21.6 x 29.1 cm), and Image: 6 7/16 x 9 15/16 inches (16.3 x 25.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: 54", inscribed in red pencil, upper right: "54"; inscribed in graphite on back, lower right: "55551/8"

Lettered, upper center: "Finding things not exactly what he expected. ______"; upper right: "Plate 2."; lower left: "(picture of an anchor) __ G. Cruikshank sculpts"; lower center: "A Cavern lies, unknown to cheering day | Where one small taper lends a feeble ray | Where wild disorder holds her Wanton reign | An careless mortals frolic in her train | ___ Falconer ___"; lower right: "London Pub.d by G Humphrey 27s.t James St 182"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11326
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barrels | caricature | chaos | drinking | drunk | fear | flute | food | genre subject | hats | humor | illustration | ladder | laughing | lights | marine art | midshipmen | music | plates | Royal Navy | satire | seamen | ship | smoking | surprise | uniforms | violin
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:50072
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