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Title
The Head Ache
Creator
George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British; George Humphrey, London, publisher
Date Created and/or Issued
1819-1819
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
Cruikshank credits Captain Frederick Marryat (anchor emblem) with the design for this caricature of a seated man tortured by small, ghoulish creatures.
French caricaturist Honore Daumier (1808-1879) adopted the idea of "The Cholic" (1989.21.31) and "The Head Ache" in lithographs made while incarcerated at Sainte-Pelagie prison and published in Le Charivari in 1833 (see 1995.24.4).
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 870; Douglas 1200; Cohn 1186; British Museum 13439
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, anchor emblem [Marryat del] and "G Cruikshank fect" at l.l.; "Pubd Feby 12th 1819 by G. Humphrey 27 St. James's St." at l.r.
Type
image
Format
Print Etching with hand coloring
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft5g500765
1989.21.29
Subject
Caricatures; illnesses; medical illustrations; demons