c1820 George Cruikshank View of an Admiral on Crutches


A rare hand coloured engraving by the famous Georgian satirist George Cruikshank, entitled ‘View of an Admiral on Crutches’, dating from the early decades of the 19th century.

Though an example is held in the collection of the Greenwich Maritime Museum, little is known about the context or origin of the print.

George Cruikshank was born in 1792, the younger son of eminent satirist Isaac Cruikshank. During his early years he would focus on political caricature, but would later turn to book illustration, notably in the first English translation of Grimm’s Fairytales in 1823, and later in the works of his close friend, Charles Dickens. Though from a family of notable caricaturists, George Cruikshank would arguably become the most renowned, being praised in his lifetime as the ‘modern Hogarth.’

The condition of the print is good, having been backed with cardboard and wrapped in cellophane.

Size of Image: 23 x 16.7cm
Weight: 243g