“Fitting Out.”

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Creator

George Cruikshank

Title

“Fitting Out.”

Publisher

Published by G. Humphrey, 27, St. James’s Street

Date

1821

Coverage

London

Subject

Plate I. First edition, first state.

Description

Album containing eight hand-colored etchings by Cruikshank after eight drawings by Frederick Marryat, each dated 1820, bearing Marryat’s anchor mark and Cruikshank’s signature as sculpt. Marryat (1792–1848) was a British Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a good friend and collaborator of Cruikshank’s.

Source

Source: The Progress of a Midshipman, Exemplified in the Career of Master Blockhead: In Eight Coloured Prints Designed by a Naval Officer, and Engraved by G. Cruikshank.

Relation

From the collection of Josephine Lea Iselin.