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The Bottle: Plate IV. Unable To Find Employment, They Are Driven by Poverty Into the Streets to Beg, and By This Means They Still 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 13 in.; 21.59 x 33.02 cm
ID number: DL*60.2913
Negative number: 2003-20015


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. Outdoor scene of mother, father and older daughter standing outside a wine and spirits shop while the son begs for alms in the street. The mother holds an ailing toddler. The father pockets a bottle of liquor. 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.