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Title
The Royal Extinguisher, or the King of Brobdingnag & the Lilliputians
Creator
George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British; George Humphrey, London, publisher
Date Created and/or Issued
1821-1821
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
George Cruikshank credits his brother (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856) with the idea for this caricature (IRC invt). The design recalls "The Royal Extinguisher or Gulliver Putting out the Patriots of Lilliput!!!," an earlier print by their father, Isaac (1989.21.791). In this work, King George IV brings down a large paper cone to extinguish a Lilliputianized Queen Caroline and her Jacobin, or radical, companions.
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 978; Douglas 854; Cohn 1919; British Museum 14145
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "IRC invt G. Cruikshank fect" at l.l.; "Pubd April 7th 1821 by G Humphrey 27 St James's Street London" at l.r.; Verso, Vogler's stamp in black ink at l.r.
Type
image
Format
Print Etching with hand coloring
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft5v19p04q
1989.21.293
Subject
Caricatures; George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen, Consort of George IV, King of Great Britain, 1768-1821; secretaries (public officers)