Title etched below image. Plate etched by both Isaac and George Cruikshank; the small background figures and the table, with the inscriptions, were etched by George. See British Museum catalogue. Later state; plate number has been added in upper right, and date has been burnished from end of imprint statement. Date of publication based on complete imprint on earlier state: Published by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside, Sepr. 26, 1806. Cf. No. 10663 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8. Plate numbered "119" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 2.
"A design with much-burlesqued 'Lilliputian' figures with large heads, as British Museum Satires No. 9635, &c, but grotesquely elongated as in British Museum Satires No. 10604, &c. In the foreground (left) are four card-players at a round table lit by two candles. One man (left) is in military uniform, with a pigtail, trousers and tied shoes; he and his partner (right) are pleased: she says: "I lead trump"; he says: "A charming hand this time however". A man in back view wears an enormous bag-wig, the bag covering the back of his chair; he says: "Worse and worse". His melancholy partner says: "I never held such cards in my Life." Behind the lady on the right stands a footman holding a salver with three tall glasses of wine; he yawns cavernously: "Ya, ha!" In the middle distance (right) an bows to a lady who curtseys; he says: "I never saw your Ladyship look more beautiful will you take cards or dance." She answers: "Neither my Lord at Present." A cut-glass chandelier with four tall candles hangs above their heads. Behind is an ornate archway through which is seen a ball-room with a musicians' gallery and grotesque dancers. On the extreme right is a side-table with decanters, candles, a stand of jelly-glasses."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, printmaker. Johnstone, Henry Arthur--Ownership. Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845, publisher. Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809, artist.
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