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Taking care of number one

Taking care of number one
(1853)
plate 2 from The Comic Almanack for 1853, published by David Bogue, London

Medium
etching
Measurements
8.0 × 14.5 cm (image) 10.1 × 16.9 cm (sheet, trimmed within platemark)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Cohn 184; Reid 2555
Inscription
printed in ink l.r.: Designed & Etched by / George Cruikshank
printed in ink u.c.: “ Taking care of Number One_” or _
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: A Gentleman endevouring to keep Number One “_out of “St (t in superscript) Pauls Church Yard.”
printed in ink (in image) (in speech bubble) u.l.-u.r.: John! as it is a fine morning I shall go out for a walk … (8 lines of text) … of number / one”
printed in ink (in image) (on newspaper) c.: Return of the most / Healthy places / in England
Accession Number
4294.30-3
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss Archibald, 1930
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display