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Catalog Number 1954.1880.0187
Collection Rosenbach
Object Name Etching
Lexicon Category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon Sub-category Art
Description Colored etching on wove paper. Caption centered at bottom: "The Scotch Cottage of Glenburnia." Picture shows interior of small cottage, to left the doorway leading into a giant pile of hay with pitchfork stuck in it and a puddle with ducks swimming in it. To right, a bed in a raised cupboard. At center, a woman dressed in green coat, pink shawl, and yellow bonnet faces a man dressed in blue coat, orange trousers, and black boots. She says, not to him but to the woman in the right lower corner of the picture, "Mistress McCarty, why do you not make your Daughters assist you?" The second woman, in a yellow overdress and green skirt, uses a broom and replies, "Indeed my Daughters can clean the House or Milk the Ky as weel as I can when they like, but its no often that they will be Fashed."

Just inside the door, to the left of the first woman, two children in white underclothes hang on a counter. Beneath their feet, dirty dishes, birds, and an upset pot. To the right of the man, standing between the fireplace and the mantle, a slender girl in a pink dress, blue cape, and yellow hat stands with hands clasped and head tilted.

Printed at center bottom of picture: "Pubd by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside." Printed just below picture at bottom left corner: "Cruikshank del." Printed above picture: "T. Tegg Caracatures No. 33"
Date 1810
Year Range from 1810
Year Range to 1810
Artist Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?
Title The Scotch Cottage of Glenburnia
Made Cruikshank, George/London, England
Material wove paper
Dimensions H-9.5 W-13.875 inches
Subjects Housewives
Housework
Child discipline
Child rearing
Children doing housework