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Catalog Number 1954.0055
Collection Rosenbach
Object Name Etching
Lexicon Category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon Sub-category Art
Description Black and white etching with engraving on tan wove paper.

Sheet contains four pictures. Upper left image with the caption "SAILING MATCH" depicts two sailboats with flags on the mast and stern and a windmill in the background. Upper right image with the caption "SAILING BARGES" shows two sailing boats, one with its main sails furled. Lower left image with the caption "FERRY BOAT" shows an open boat with a man and woman sitting in the stern. At the bow a man with a pole is pushing away from the shore. Lower right image with the caption "LIVERPOOL PIER" depicts a man pulling a boat up on shore. A high pier with a ladder appears at the right. "

"Printed & Sold by W. Belch, Newington Butts London" is printed at the bottom center. "originally designed + etched by Mr G C but spoiled by being touched up by someone with a "graver"" is written in ink at the bottom.

"of extreme rarity/ only 3 are known/Blackwell has 1-/G. Cruikshank has another /and this_ which is by far the best. Bemy Blackwell's/ original copy, he found a second and I had the choice/Cruikshanks copy is [illeg.]/ R/1/- June 11, 1860" is written in pencil on the reverse.
Date 1804
Year Range from 1804.0
Year Range to 1804.0
Artist Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878
Title Sailing Match, Sailing Barges, Ferry Boat, Liverpool Pier
Made Cruikshank, George/ London, England
Material wove paper
Dimensions H-6.625 W-9.25 inches
Subjects Boats
Sailboats
Sailboat racing
Flags
Piers & wharves
Ladders
Umbrellas
Anchors
Windmills