Item #23958 'Bonaparte'. Caricature. George Cruikshank.

'Bonaparte'. Caricature.

London: Laurie & Whittle, 1811. Caricature spoofing Napoleon Bonaparte in the role of a failed provincial actor. The etching displays the actor on a small stage, with a delighted audience in the foreground, and in a box at the left. One of the audience members in the box holds a playbill, which is titled 'Surry Theatre- Silvester Daggerwood'.

The heading below reads, 'Written by Mr. Lawler; introduced by Mr. Elliston, and Sung by him, with unbounded Applause, in the Character of Sylvester Daggerwood, at the Surry Theatre'.

Verse in 2 columns below the heading. 'G Cruickshank del et Sulp [sic]' printed below the etching; "Published March 25th 1811, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London" printed above.

Etching, 9 1/2 x 11 1/2". Slightly ruffled along right edge, evenly toned at margins. BM Satires 11715. The Works of George Cruikshank Classified and Arranged ..., by Richard John Hardy Douglas, p197, No. 1305. Reid, No. 117. Good + overall. Item #23958

Price: $325.00

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