Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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frontispiece from Life in Paris
  • George Cruikshank I
    1792–1878
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • frontispiece from Life in Paris, 1822
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • etching, hand coloring, aquatint
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 118 x 188 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 230 x 208 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 4 5/8 x 7 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/16 x 8 3/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0772
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Description

A caricature of a triumphal arch, summarizes the hero's experience. At the top, a precariously balanced violinist presides over the whole. Below the violinist are two male figures engaged in a sword fight.