Cruickshank. Puzzled which to choose!
Puzzled which to choose!! or, the King of Timbuctoo offering one of his daughters in marriage to Capt. -- {anticipated result of [the] African Mission} / [anchor] ; G. Cruikshank, sculpt.

Creator:
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, printmaker.
Physical Description:
1 print : engraving with aquatint on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 26 x 36 cm
Notes:
An anchor is a symbol used by Captain Frederick Marryat; he was a personal friend of George Cruikshank the caricaturist and engraver and designed a number of prints for him.
Abstract:
"An African chief displays to a naval officer three black women, who stand together (right), grinning and coy, and absurdly squat and obese, with huge posteriors like those of the Hottentot Venus (see British Museum satire no. 11577). The officer, Lieut. Lyon, bows in profile to the right, right hand on his breast, staring with humorous and wary appraisal at the women. The chief, who smiles blandly, seated on a low slab, wears a huge nose-ring, a plume of ostrich feathers, and a sword for which his left ear serves as hilt. Immediately behind him is a bodyguard of four warriors holding tall spears on each of which a skull is transfixed. Two grin, one looks with sour possessiveness at the women. All the Africans are very negroid, and naked except for small aprons. Behind the women are more Africans, much amused. Behind Lyon stand an astonished naval officer and two amused military officers; all are in dress uniform. Behind these are grinning sailors and on the extreme left the tips of the bayonets of the escort, with a Union flag."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
King of Timbuctoo offering one of his daughters in marriage ...
Topics:
Blacks.--(OCoLC)fst00833880
Blacks--Africa, West--Caricatures and cartoons.
English wit and humor, Pictorial.
English wit and humor, Pictorial.--(OCoLC)fst00912418
Ethnic stereotypes.
Military officers--British.
Skulls.
Topics:
Africa, West.--(OCoLC)fst01239521
Topics:
Humphrey, George, active 1783-1788, publisher
Lyon, G. F.--(George Francis),--1795-1832.--(OCoLC)fst00238882
Lyon, G. F.--(George Francis),--1795-1832--Caricatures and cartoons.
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848, artist.
Language:
English
Genre:
Caricatures and cartoons.--(OCoLC)fst01423691
Engravings--England--London--19th century.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1818.
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
818.10.10.01+
Orbis Record:
13310989
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr36217
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v 9, no. 13043
OID:
16649422
PID:
digcoll:4581048