<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

 
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:

Mr. B seeking the Bubble reputation - Plate 5

Part Of:

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

Date:
1820
Medium:
Aquatint and etching, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 1/16 x 14 inches (25.5 x 35.5 cm), Plate: 8 7/16 x 11 7/16 inches (21.5 x 29 cm), and Image: 6 13/16 x 9 3/4 inches (17.3 x 24.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on front, upper right: "57."; on back, lower right: "55551/8"

Lettered, upper center: "Mr. B _ 'Seeking the Bubble reputation. ____"; upper right: "P.5."; lower left: "(picture of an anchor) _ G Cruikshank sculpt."; lower center, two columns of text, column one:"the pulses maddening play | That thrills the wanderer of the trackless way | That for it self can woo the approaching fight", column two: "And turn what some deem danger to delight | No dread of death, if with us die our foes | Save that it seems een duller than repose. _ Byron _ "; 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:
B1977.14.11329
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
ax | cannons | caricature | clouds | fear | guns | illustration | marine art | midshipmen | satire | seamen | smoke | spears | swords | war
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open to Yale ID holders by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:50075
Export:
XML


If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.