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The Bottle: Plate VIII. The Bottle Has Done Its Work- It Has Destroyed the Infant and the Mother, It Has Brought the Son and the Daughter to Vice and to the Streets, and Has Left the Father a Hopeless Maniac.

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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*60.2917
Negative number: 2003-20019


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 cell with a man huddling in a corner before a caged fire. He is being visited by his grown children, now a thief and a woman of shame. A guard is visible through an open doorway in background. 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.