The Gin Juggarnath or, the Worship of the Great Spirit of the age!! from My Sketch Book, number VII
George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British
Etching with hand coloring
Plate 25 in number seven of Cruikshank's self-published, nine-part serial, "My Sketch Book" (published 1834-1836). Cruikshank,
the future teetotaler, here images a giant, machine-like gin shop on wheels, rolling over and crushing the very crowd that
pulls it forward. The Center has a related drawing, "The Gin Juggarnath" (1989.21.1655A).
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 4917; Douglas 94; Cohn 181
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank 23 Myddleton Terrace Pentonville
March 1st 1835" at l.l.; "25" at u.l.