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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:
Frontispiece: The Progress of a Midshipman
Date:
1820
Medium:
Aquatint and etching, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 1/2 x 11 3/8in. (21.6 x 28.9cm), Plate: 10 1/16 x 14 inches (25.5 x 35.5 cm), and Image: 6 15/16 x 10 1/8 inches (17.6 x 25.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on front, upper right: "52"; in red pencil, upper right: "52"; on back, in graphite, lower right: "55551/8"

Lettered, center right: "The Proress of a | MIDSHIPMAN. | exemplified in | the career of | Master Blockhead | in seven plates."; lower left: "(picture of an anchor) _invt_~"; lower center: "Pub.d by G Humphrey 27th St. James's St. London June 1820"; lower right: "G Cruikshank Sculp"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11332
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angel | boats | clouds | cupola | Frontispiece | genre subject | hats | illustration | ladder | leisure | marine art | men | meteorology | midshipman | midshipmen | ocean | officers | sail | sailboat | science | sea | seamen | ship | shipwreck | sky | storm | swimming | uniforms | waves (natural events)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:50078
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