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Maker(s):Cruikshank, Robert
Culture:British (1789-1856)
Title:'The Marigold Family on a Party of Pleasure, or effect of a Storm in the Little Bay of Biscay' pages 79 and 80 from the book, 'The English Spy: An Original Work, Characteristic, Satirical, and Humorous...Drawn from the Life by Bernard Blackmantle (Charles Molloy Westmacott)
Date Made:1825-04-02
Type:Print
Materials:copperplate etching with aquatint
Place Made:Europe; England; London
Measurements:Sheet: 5 3/4 in x 9 3/8 in; 14.6 cm x 23.8 cm; Image: 4 5/16 in x 8 in; 11 cm x 20.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2006.25
Credit Line:Gift in memory of Douglas R. Borlen (Class of 1948)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
2006-25.jpg

Description:
George, No. 15205
P. 78. A boat with amateur oarsmen, overcrowded with an over-dressed picnic party, collides with a barge, "The Safety of Chelsea", whose stern is on the l. Oars (one inscribed R.C. 1825) are dropped, a hamper upsets, food falls overboard, disaster is imminent, and there is complete confusion, with shameless, self-regarding terror. The younger men are vulgarly dandified. The bargee watches, much amused; his dog barks viciously. Four amused Westminster boys and their cox pass in a racing skiff. In a pair-oar wherry two ladies sit under a canopy. The river is wide and choppy. Behind is Chelsea Church (l.).

(from George, vol. X)

Tags:
boats; dress accessories; humor; satire; social classes; social interaction; text; dogs

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