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The Bottle: Plate III. An Execution Sweeps Off The Greater Part of Their Furniture: They Comfrot Themselves With The Bottle.

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Date made: 1847
Maker: Cruikshank, George; Bogue, David
Place: London, England
Image size: Image: 8 1/2 x 13 in.; 21.59 x 33.02 cm
ID number: DL*60.2912
Negative number: 2003-20014


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 family whose furnishings are being removed by a sheriff and two men for failure to pay debts. The father and mother are seated near the fireplace, consoling themselves with drink. The three children linger nearby. 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.