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Humour gentility Cruikshank 19th century cartoon Featured Green Urchin Image

Humour gentility Cruikshank 19th century cartoon

This is a cartoon etching by the well-known Victorian social caricaturist / cartoonist George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878), dated May 20th, 1828. (1828 is in the reign of William IV, but most of Cruikshank's artistic work was in the long reign of Queen Victoria.) Title: Gentility! Conversation - Vhy I say Jim arn't you a-gooing out with Jack & the Green?!! - No, Master says as how it's werry low - Ve ar all a-going to dine vith the Masters & Missus's at Vite Condic House Description: A chimney-sweep carrying a brush and shovel addresses another climbing boy'. The soot-black little urchin says he is not going to meet up with his friends. Instead, he will dine at White Conduit House with his master and mistress. A touch of humour for sweeps on May Day. (Jack in the green was a man who wore a leaf-covered frame while dancing in May-Day celebrations.) Designed Etched & Published by Geo. Cruikshank May 20th 1828

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