The dwarf & the giant, or, The strong lad of Brighton taking off the Princes chum!!! [graphic] / I.C. [monogram].
Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?, printmaker.
London : Pub October 5, 1795 by S.W. Fores, N 50 Piccadilly, [5 October 1795]
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 28 x 37 cm
Title from caption etched below image. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW One line of text below title: NB. The singularity of the spectacle & the largeness of the object ... Publisher's announcement following imprint: Folios of caracatures [sic] lent out for the evening.
"A scene on the Steine at Brighton. A small, fashionably dressed man carries (left to right) a large and muscular man, who sits astride his back, naked, holding his hat to shield his person. Two ladies (right) walking together stare at him, one holding up a fan and looking through the fingers she puts across her eyes. A dog (right) snarls at the naked man. On the left the Prince of Wales stands full-face, legs astride, arms akimbo, ogling a lady who stands (left) in profile to the right, staring at him immodestly (Lady Jersey?). Another lady smiles at the Prince. In the background are promenading couples, and a house with a circular bow window. Beneath the title: 'NB The singularity of the Spectacle & the Largeness of the Object caused much mirth among the Ladies - Lady C------ [Cholmondeley?] Exclaimed with a Sigh oh it is too much for any Man!!'"--British Museum online catalogue.
Strong lad of Brighton taking off the Princes chum Dwarf and the giant
Bodybuilders. Dogs. Dwarfs. Giants (Persons)
Cholmondeley, George James Cholmondeley,--Marquess of,--1749-1827--Caricatures and cartoons. Cholmondeley, Georgina Cholmondeley,--Marchioness of,--1764-1838--Caricatures and cartoons. Fores, S. W., publisher. George--IV,--King of Great Britain,--1762-1830--Caricatures and cartoons.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / Mary Dorothy George, v. 7, no. 8679
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