“The Maniac Father and the Convict Brother are Gone – The Poor Girl, Homeless, Friendless, Deserted, Destitute, and Gin Mad, Commits Self Murder.”

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Creator

George Cruikshank

Title

“The Maniac Father and the Convict Brother are Gone – The Poor Girl, Homeless, Friendless, Deserted, Destitute, and Gin Mad, Commits Self Murder.”

Publisher

David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street and J. Sands, Sydney, New South Wales

Date

1848

Coverage

London

Description

Title page pasted on recto of Plate I; Plates II–VIII are each printed on the recto of one leaf. First edition of one shilling issue. All plates were produced by glyptography, a new, cheaper form of etching that allowed the image to be printed in relief with the text, and the production of a much longer print run.

Source

Source: The Drunkard’s Children, A Sequel to The Bottle. In Eight Plates by George Cruikshank.

Relation

From the collection of Josephine Lea Iselin.