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Creator:
Isaac Cruikshank, 1756–1810, British
Title:
Ma'm Vandercrout and Suitors
Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, pen and black ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 1/2 x 9 1/2in. (21.6 x 24.1cm) and Sheet: 8 1/2 × 9 3/8 inches (21.6 × 23.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered extensively in pen and black ink, lower center, beginning: "MA'M VANDERCROUT | Mam Vandercrout her weeds quite new | Fifty and richer than a Jew | With voice of raven and an eye | Might with the coddled gooseberry vie | Fair as bull beef and then a form | Lovely as porpoise in a storm | A ton of flesh with gold hoops bound | Just four feet high and six feet round..."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5238
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
caricature | gentlemen | obese | paintings | vulture | woman
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8604
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