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Maker(s):Woodward, George Moutard; Cruikshank, Isaac
Culture:British (circa 1760-1809); British (circa 1756-1811)
Title:The Effect of Imagination!! The End of a Barn transformed into a Hobgoblin
Date Made:1797-02-11
Materials:etching with hand-coloring
Place Made:Europe; England; London
Measurements:Mount: 13 3/4 in x 10 13/16 in; 34.9 cm x 27.5 cm; Sheet: 10 7/16 in x 7 11/16 in; 26.5 cm x 19.5 cm; Image: 8 3/4 in x 6 7/8 in; 22.2 cm x 17.5 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2006.30
Credit Line:Gift in memory of Douglas R. Borlen (Class of 1948)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

George, No. 9123
A terrified yokel (l.) holds a lantern whose light falls on the gable-end of a thatched building in which eyes (two windows), nose, and mouth (the branch of a tree) make the whole resemble a face. On the roof sits an owl. A waning moon is in the sky. Above is etched: "The Effect of Imagination!!" Cf. No. 9124

(from George, vol. VII)

anthropomorphic; caricatures; exterior; houses; humor; lamps; night; satire; text; travelers

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