[The Buff Club, at the Pig & Whistle, Avon Street, Bath] [graphic].

Creator:
Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, printmaker.
Edition:
[Proof before aquatint and lettering].
Published/Created:
[London] :
[Sherwood & Co.],
[1826]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper ; plate mark 15.6 x 25 cm, on sheet 23.3 x 31 cm
Notes:
Title, printmaker, and imprint from published state.
Plate etched for: Westmacott, C.M. English spy. London : Sherwood, Jones, and Co., 1825-1826.
For published state see: No. 15232 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 10.
Abstract:
Scene in a crowded room lit by a few guttering candles, 'far exceeding in profligacy and dissipation' anything depicted by R obert Cruikshank in St. Giles. Men and women fight, drink, and smoke. An old soldier fiddles, a woman beats a drum for dancers who are almost hidden but apparently naked. Cruikshank stands on a table, pouring gin from a large tankard inscribed 'R.C' into raised glasses. One prostitute squirts liquid from her mouth at another, a third pulls on her stockings, incidents taken from Hogarth's 'Rake's Progress' (plate iii). 'Blackmantle' watches the fight, smoking a long pipe. On the walls are placards: 'No trust' and 'Pig and Whistle: Rules of the Club." British Museum catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Buff Club, at the Pig and Whistle, Avon Street, Bath
Topics:
Clubhouses.
Crowds.
Dance.
Eating & drinking.
Fighting.
Intoxication.
Musicians.
Pipes (Smoking)
Prostitutes.
Smoking.
Taverns (Inns)
Topics:
Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, artist.
Cruikshank, Robert,--1789-1856,--depicted.
Hogarth, William,--1697-1764.--Rake's progress.
Sherwood, Jones, and Co., publisher.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1826.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1826.
Trial proofs.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
75
C9
824
Folio 75 C9 824 no. 24
Orbis Record:
12878828
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr34263
Number of Scans:
job255
OID:
15959197
PID:
digcoll:2795763