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Plate 3 in part IV of Cruikshank's self-published "Scraps and Sketches," a four-part serial (published 1828, 1829, 1831, 1832), each with six plates by Cruikshank. "Scraps and Sketches" provided a venue for Cruikshank to distribute his opinions on current events and interests. This plate refers to the artist's displeasure with the excessive behavior of attendees of Bartholomew Fair (held in Smithfield, an area in northwest London). See also the related drawing, 1989.21.1612. Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 1832; Douglas 92; Cohn 180 Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank Sept 1 1832" at l.r.; "Pl. 3" at u.l.