Published by G. Humphrey, 27, St. James’s Street
Plate I. First edition, first state.
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: 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.
From the collection of Josephine Lea Iselin.