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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.150
People
George Cruikshank, British (London, England 1792 - 1878 London, England)
Title
Bonnet Building
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Scraps and Sketches, plate 2
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
May 20, 1828
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/333538
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching on chine collé
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
chine collé: 23.7 × 32.2 cm (9 5/16 × 12 11/16 in.)
plate: 27.5 × 37.5 cm (10 13/16 × 14 3/4 in.)
sheet: 32.5 × 41.9 cm (12 13/16 × 16 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower center, in plate: - 'Buy a Bonnet - Box - ? - / (Designed Etched & Published by G.r Cruikshank - May 20th 1828 - )
  • inscription: center, in plate: It is excessively elegant indeed! / but dear me! I shall never be able to get into a carriage with it / O, make yourself, perfectly easy about that / Madame -- A friend of mine is building / carriages on purpose! / Bonnet Building
  • inscription: lower left, in plate: Bow Church Belles
  • inscription: lower right, in plate: Fatal effects of tight lacing & large Bonnets -
  • inscription: upper left, in plate: Great Nash ! heed woman's proud desire / Raise Storey's gate two stories higher / - Lady Dashington's Bonnet Stops the way ! -
  • inscription: upper center, in plate: Madame L's light Bonnet van -
  • inscription: upper right, in plate: Section of the Bonnet carriage
  • inscription: lower left, blue ink: 2
Provenance
JB Neumann, probably before 1932, bequest; to Elsa Schmid Neumann, his wife, and Peter Neumann, his son, 1961, gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2009
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Reid 1458; Cohn (1924)180
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Peter G. and Elizabeth S. Neumann
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.150
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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