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Image ID:
lwlpr03573
Call Number:
773.01.04.01+
Title:
The cribbage players
Published:
[London] : Pubd. Jany. 4th, 1773, by W. Humphrey, St. Martins Lane, [4 January 1773]
Description:
1 print : mezzotint, on laid paper ; plate mark 352 x 249 mm, on sheet 360 x 260 cm.
Notes:
Title from caption etched below image. | Sheet trimmed to plate mark on bottom edge. | Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
Summary:
Two men, both in elaborate wigs, sit on opposite sides of a table playing cribbage while a young woman seated between them at the end of the table, watches the game. The player on the left looks delightedly at his loosing opponent and puts another peg in the board. He has a large quantity of coins while his adversary has only one coin left. The table holds only one wine glass and one bottle only. On the wall behind them is a hanging bookshelf with feather pen in an inkwell and an oval painting (print?) of a mother and child (a Madonna and Child?)
Subjects:
  •  Bookcases.
  • Eating & drinking.
  • Card games.
  • Gambling.
  • Games.
  • Wigs.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Satires (Visual works) - England - 1773.
  • Mezzotints - England - London - 1773.
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Humphrey, William, ca. 1740-ca. 1810, publisher.
  • Link to Orbis Record:
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