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Dick and his Valet Showing a Fight in a Caveau or Low Life in Paris
  • George Cruikshank I
    1792–1878
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Dick and his Valet Showing a Fight in a Caveau or Low Life in Paris, circa 1822
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • etching, hand coloring
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 180 x 105 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 188 x 125 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 1/16 x 4 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 3/8 x 4 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in matted with 1980.0769
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0768
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Description

Soldiers entering a crowded caveau to break up a disturbance. There is a man left of center who holds a chair over his head about to bring it down on the head of a man with whom he is struggling. At the center on the floor, two men are wrestling. One man standing, punches another. A table is overturned at the right in back of which the soldiers enter the pub.