The Royal Extinguisher, or the King of Brobdingnag & the Lilliputians
George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British; George Humphrey, London, publisher
Etching with hand coloring
George Cruikshank credits his brother (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856) with the idea for this caricature (IRC invt).
The design recalls "The Royal Extinguisher or Gulliver Putting out the Patriots of Lilliput!!!," an earlier print by their
father, Isaac (1989.21.791). In this work, King George IV brings down a large paper cone to extinguish a Lilliputianized Queen
Caroline and her Jacobin, or radical, companions.
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 978; Douglas 854; Cohn 1919; British Museum 14145
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "IRC invt G. Cruikshank fect" at l.l.; "Pubd April 7th 1821 by G Humphrey 27 St
James's Street London" at l.r.; Verso, Vogler's stamp in black ink at l.r.
caricatures; George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen, Consort of George IV, King of
Great Britain, 1768-1821; secretaries (public officers)