The Glass. The Bottle's Companion.
n.p.; Binding by John Bumpus, 350 Oxford Street.
Scenes 2 and 3: "Mr. Gulp being invited by many of the company to take wine, soon finishes his bottle, gets very excited, and proposes a toast to the ladies!”
Twenty-one hand-colored engraved scenes, each divided by a vertical black line cut into 11 pieces, pasted on 11 separate leaves. (The Abbey copy at the British Art Center at Yale is identified as published in 1850 in accordion-fold format.) A little mystery album depicting a Hogarthian tale of the downfall of Mr. Gulp, clearly a parody of Cruikshank’s The Bottle. Who was this witty artist/engraver? Surely not Cruikshank. By 1850, he had become far too serious about himself and his crusade for abstinence.
From the collection of Josephine Lea Iselin.