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The Bottle: Plate II. He Is Discharged from His Employment for Drunkeness: They Pawn Their Clothes To Supply The Bottle.

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Date made: 1847
Maker: Cruikshank, George; Bogue, David
Place: London, England
Image size: Image: 8 1/2 x 15 in.; 21.59 x 38.1 cm
ID number: DL*60.2911
Negative number: 2003-19923


Black and white print. One of eight scenes designed and etched by George Cruikshank depicting the progressive degeneration of a family due to the evils of drinking. Interior scene of a man, a woman, and three children. The father sits despondently next to the fire while the daughter hands a new bottle to the mother and the mother hand the daughter what appears to be a bundle of clothes. The cat walks across the table that is now pushed against the wall. Two younger children huddle together on a small table or footstool. This series is a folio edition. On the reverse of Plate I. is the title page of the series and an inscription from the artist. The series is contained in a portfolio.