The Bottle: Plate VII. The Husband in a State of Furious Drunkenness Kills His Wife With the Instrument of All Their Misery.
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The Bottle: Plate VII. The Husband in a State of Furious Drunkenness Kills His Wife With the Instrument of All Their Misery.

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Date made: ca. 1847
Maker: Michelin, Francis; Moody, David William
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 8 1/2 x 13 in.; 21.59 x 33.02 cm
ID number: DL*60.2900
Negative number: 2003-20005


Description:

Black and white tinted print. One of eight scenes based on George Cruikshank's "The Bottle," a series showing the progressive degeneration of a family due to the evils of drinking. Interior scene of a crowd gathered around the body of a dead woman. The weapon, a broken bottle, lies on the floor at her feet. The husband stands next the fireplace and is being seized by a policeman. Another policeman consoles the crying daughter. The son, also crying, stands next the fireplace.