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Print made by George Moutard Woodward, ca. 1760–1809
Published by Thomas Tegg, 1776–1846
Sketches of Fairy-Land or a Comparison between England & Lilliput
ca. 1819
Materials & Techniques:
Etching with hand coloring in watercolor on thin, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 10 1/2 × 16 7/8 inches (26.7 × 42.9 cm), Plate: 9 3/4 × 13 3/4 inches (24.8 × 34.9 cm), Image: 8 1/8 × 13 5/8 inches (20.6 × 34.6 cm)

Watermark: "C Wilmott | 1819

Lettered above image: "Tegg's Caricatures No. | 202"; lettered inside image: "In Lilliput, cases of Crim Con, are so common that they | are considered as fashionable by all ranks of people. _ How | John Bull would grumble, if that was the case in England. | The Lilliutian Ladies, sit up all night ruining their | healths and Families, at cards, pharaoh, and Hazard, | - Fie for shame!! | It is a well known fact in that country, that Church, | Wardens, Overseers, &c. sit down to splendid feasts at the | expence of the poor, we know John Bull would not believe | it is he had not received it from such respectable authority. | There a young man of Fashion uses the slang and Manners, | of a Stage Coachman, so unlike the naturel refinement of our | own Country | BANG UP LIVERY STABLES. C. CYPHER | In Summer the Beaus are buttoned to the chin, and the | Ladies go half naked, can any thing be more absurd!! | But what is worse that all, the Lilliputians are fond of sending | out expeditions, and as soon as they are out calling them back | again, it is true they are slow and sure, slow to depart, and sure | to be too late! _how different from the alacrity, and promptitude | of our own country."; lettered below image: "Woodward del't | by Thos. Tegg in Cheapside, Apollo Library | SKETCHES OF FAIRY-LAND or a Comparison between Enland & Lilliput, pl, 2."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Godfrey Pearlson
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
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