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Alderman's request for City Ball
Alderman's request for City Ball
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Alderman's request for City Ball
"The polite alderman, advancing to future happiness ..."; showing a very stout alderman doffing his hat and bowing to an even stouter lady who is carrying a large fur muff containing a small dog; behind the alderman is a fat dog; the lady's hand is being requested at the approaching Mayoral Ball. This is a gibe at the prosperous and overfed City aldermen.
1792
London Metropolitan Archives
Satirical Print Collection
Cruikshank, Isaac (1756/7-1810/11)
anon.
Sayer, Robert
engraving
paper
25cms
satire/caricature
p5431093