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TITLE:  Merry making on the regents birth day, 1812 / G. Cruikshank. CALL NUMBER:  PC 3 - 1812--Merry making ... (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-DIG-ppmsca-04317 (digital file from original) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows George, the Prince Regent, dancing and drinking at a lavish party with the wife of a man who sits with a dejected look on his face and holding a sheet of paper "Order of the day" which lists "Breakfast - 2 to be HUNG at Newgate" with lunch, dinner and tea schedules followed by "Supper - German fling, d [penny] sausage with bread, cheese & kisses &c &c, Dancing all night" and with his feet resting on sheet music titled "The black joke" while behind him stand two demon-like figures playing French horns, alluding to his present cuckold condition. Through an opening in the palace is a view of a gallows and poor persons seeking relief. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching, hand-colored ; 24.3 x 35.1 cm. (sheet) CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Pub'd by J. Johnston, 98 Cheapside, 1812 August. CREATOR: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, etcher. NOTES: Title from item. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). SUBJECTS: George--IV,--King of Great Britain,--1762-1830. Birthday parties--England--1810-1820. Adultery--England--1810-1820. Wealth--England--1810-1820. Poverty--England--1810-1820. FORMAT: Satires (Visual works) British 1810-1820.Etchings Hand-colored 1810-1820. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from original) ppmsca 04317 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.04317 CONTROL #:  2003689159

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