A frolic in high life, or, A visit to Billingsgate [graphic] / drawn & engraved by Robt. Cruikshank.

Creator:
Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, printmaker.
Published/Created:
[London] :
Pubd. by Sherwood, Jones & Co.,
Dec. 1, 1824.
Physical Description:
1 print : aquatint and etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 15.2 x 25 cm
Notes:
Title from caption below image.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
CtY-LW
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 amond 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 R.C. 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.
Shipsfood v.
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:
Aquatints--England--London--1824.
Etchings--England--London--1824.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1824.
Format:
Image
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:
824.12.01.01
Orbis Record:
9588057
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr12621
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 10, no. 14941
OID:
10970107
PID:
digcoll:975083