An interesting early 19th century etching by Isaac and George Cruikshank showing a scene from a cockpit; published in Piece Egan’s Life in London in c.1821
‘Life in London’, first published in 1821, was a humorous and candid account of the less salubrious side of life in the capital. It followed the fictional exploits of Jerry Hawthorn, his ‘elegant’ friend, Corinthian Tom and the comically uncouth Bob Logic. The men participate in an array of dubious pursuits including cock and dog fighting, gambling, excessive drinking, fighting, rioting, plus other debauch activities. Whilst light hearted in content, the work was intended to warn younger men of the dangers of fast living.
- This is an original etching and aquatint with original hand colour
- Printed area is approximately 19cms by 12.5cms
- The print is in very good condition with adequate margins. Click on image for a better view.
- The item comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
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- Guaranteed to be over 185 years old.