[A frolic in high life, or, A visit to Billingsgate] [graphic].

Creator:
Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, printmaker.
Edition:
[Proof before aquatint and lettering].
Published/Created:
[London] :
[Pubd. by Sherwood, Jones & Co.],
[1824]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 15.7 x 24.7 cm, on sheet 23.8 x 29.7 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. 14941 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 10.
Abstract:
The fishwives stalls are in the foreground with the masts of ship vessels behind, and among them one tall smoking funnel. The market buildings are on the right. The foreground is more crowded than in other Billingsgate prints. The chief feature is an irate woman seated on an upturned tub beside her stall, berating a lady in a riding-habit who holds a huge fish's head. Beside the latter is another lady, disconcerted. Two liveried servants are among the crowd. Lady Caroline Lamb and a young marchioness, both 'in disguise', go to the market to hear the traditional language of the fishwives, this Lady Caroline provokes by disparaging a fish. On the left is a fashionably dressed young man, resembling Robert Cruikshank. On the left, a drunken woman sits with her glass raised. From British Museum catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Visit to Billingsgate
Topics:
Crowds.
Fishmongers.
Intoxication.
Riding habits.
Servants.
Ships.
Street vendors.
Topics:
Billingsgate Ward (London, England)
Topics:
Cruikshank, Robert,--1789-1856--Caricatures and cartoons.
Lamb, Caroline,--Lady,--1785-1828--Caricatures and cartoons.
Sherwood, Jones, and Co., publisher.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1824.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1824.
Trial proofs.
Watermarks (Paper)--CtY-LW
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
75
C9
824
Folio 75 C9 824 no. 6
Orbis Record:
12873546
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr34245
OID:
15959179
PID:
digcoll:2795781