A Hunting Piece on a New Construction. Isaac Cruikshank.

A Hunting Piece on a New Construction

London: S. W. Fores, March 8th 1798. Cruikshank, Isaac. 33.5 x 46 cm. Hand colored etching. Isaac after George Moutard Woodward. Eight scenes arranged in two rows. An elderly man riding Pegasus pursues Fame, who beckons to him; he despairs of overtaking her, even "if my Pegasus was as fleet as the wind". Two cronies concur in "hunting the bottle". An old military officer pursues a pretty young woman. Two bailiff's men with bludgeons pursue a debtor. A solitary man has been fruitlessly "hunting after money the whole day". A young and handsome fortune-hunter kneels to an elderly harridan. A hunter after company invites himself to crack a bottle with another man. A fat parson, eyes closed, at a table with punch-bowl, glasses, &c, the second chair being empty, says: "My worthy friend the Vicar and myself have just killed old care and I am very happy Doctor, to welcome you in at the death". [ see BMSat 8541]. Three tiny nicks at left margin. Colors bright and fresh. Very good. Item #22982

Price: $385.00

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