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Title
Making Decent!! A hint to the Society for the Suppression of Vice
Creator
George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British; George Humphrey, London, publisher
Date Created and/or Issued
1822-1822
Publication Information
Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
Collection
Richard Vogler Cruikshank Collection
Rights Information
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Description
A caricature of William Wilberforce (1759-1833), philanthropist and abolitionist, attempting to cover and "make decent" a colossal, Neoclassical sculpture by Sir Richard Westmacott (1775-1856). The bronze sculpture of Achilles was placed in Hyde Park July 1822 and honors the efforts of Arthur Wesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) and his troops in defeating the French at the battle of Waterloo.
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 1087; Douglas 1136; Cohn 1713 i/ii; British Museum 14383
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, anchor emblem [Marryat del, obscured] and "invt. G Cruikk fect" at l.l.; "Pubd by G Humphrey 27 St James's St London / August 8th 1822" at l.r.
Type
image
Format
Print Etching with hand coloring
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft4s2005w6
1989.21.458
Subject
Caricatures; censorship; urban parks; public art; monuments; sculpture; Achilles