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TITLE:  The rehearsal or the baron and the elephant / G. Cruikshank, fect. CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 11935 (B size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-6456 (color film copy transparency) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  A satire on the Covent Garden pantomime of 1812-13, which caused a sensation by the performance of an elephant. The elephant crushes under a fore-foot a bust of Shakespeare and a number of open books. Baron Geramb, wearing an enormous moustache, bestrides the upper part of the trunk. On the elephant's back, in place of the 'Sultan of Cashmire,' sits John Kemble, who throws behind him his socks and ermine-bordered cloak inscribed "King John's Mantle" towards an actor, Elliston(?). MEDIUM:  1 print : etching, hand-colored. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Pubd. by M. Jones, 1812 Jan. 1st. CREATOR: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, artist. NOTES: Forms part of :British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9, no. 11935. SUBJECTS: Geramb, Marie Joseph,--1772-1848. Kemble, John Philip,--1757-1823. Elliston, R. W. (Robert William),--1774-1831. Theatrical productions--Great Britain--1810-1820. Elephants--Great Britain--1810-1820. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1810-1820.Etchings Hand-colored 1810-1820. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (color film copy transparency) cph 3g06456 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g06456 CONTROL #:  99401647

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