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

Mr. B. Mastheaded -or, enjoying the fresh air for the 304th time - Plate 4

Part Of:

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

Aquatint and etching, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Sheet: 10 1/16 x 14 inches (25.5 x 35.5 cm), Plate: 8 3/8 x 11 5/16 inches (21.2 x 28.8 cm), and Image: 6 7/16 x 9 15/16 inches (16.3 x 25.2 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "56", in red pencil, upper right: "56"; on back, in graphite, lower right: 55551/8"

Lettered, upper center: "Mr. B. Mastheaded - or, enjoying the fresh air for the 304th time"; upper rightL "P.4"; lower left: "(picture of an anchor) __ g Cruikshank sculpt"; lower center, two columns of text: column one: "Dialogue __ Lieu.t_ Pray Mr. B. did you call the master? | B. No, Sir. I thought (underlined) ___ | Lieu.t_ You thought, Sir! How dare you think (underlined) | Have you mark'd the Board?__", column two: "B. No,Sir, I did'nt think | Lieu.t_ Did'nt think, why | did'nt you think (underlined) Sir?!!! ____ | up ot the Masthead(underlined) directly ___"; lower right: "Pub/d by G Humphrey 27 st James's St London 1820"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
birds | boat | book | caricature | clouds | genre subject | humor | illustration | marine art | mast | midshipman | punishment | rope | sails | satire | ship | sick | uniform
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