The Fiends Frying Pan or Annual Festival of Tom Foolery and Vice, Under the Sanction of the Lord Mayor and the Worshipful
Court of Alderman!--in the Age of Intellect!!
George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British
Etching with hand coloring
Plate 3 in part IV of Cruikshank's self-published "Scraps and Sketches," a four-part serial (published 1828, 1829, 1831, 1832),
each with six plates by Cruikshank. "Scraps and Sketches" provided a venue for Cruikshank to distribute his opinions on current
events and interests. This plate refers to the artist's displeasure with the excessive behavior of attendees of Bartholomew
Fair (held in Smithfield, an area in northwest London). See also the related drawing, 1989.21.1612.
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 1832; Douglas 92; Cohn 180
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank Sept 1 1832" at l.r.; "Pl. 3"