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Behold the Man of Whom tis True...

  • ARTIST: Isaac Robert Cruikshank

  • MEDIUM: Etching,

    DATE: 1791.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 8 x 9" sheet size 13 3/4 x 9 3/4" (35 x 24.8 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Initialed in plate "IC." "London, Published May 1, 1791, by L. W. Fores No 3 Piccaddilly." Text under image: "Behold the Man of Whom tis True : The Mending Trade, He duth Persue : Himself and Linnen Black as H-ll : That Devil and Him becomes a Cell : Yett once a week I'm told He's Seen : To Wash Himself a Little Clean : Then Preaching doth His time Emple : But Few I Fear Receive much joy : Yet hHe hath Power I Know to Cozen : About the number of a Dozen : Ye Culicks therbe this your Plan : Do more and better if you can : Then Snarl at such a Stupid man : He do perhaps but little Hurt : To Hear Him few there Shoes will Dirt : Or Trudge by Fine or Dirty weather : To know how he puts Words together : Who joins the New to dirty Leather : But since He hath such rare good Will : Nor you, nor I need fear His ill. A."

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Noted as being "one of the earliest Isaac Cruickshank plates" in pencil lower left.

  • CONDITION: Overall good condition with original color.

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