The Allied Bakers or, The Corsican Toad in the hole
George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British; Hannah Humphrey, London, publisher
Etching with hand coloring
While Cruikshank credits George Humphrey (G. H. ivt) with the idea or design, this caricature of allied generals shoveling
Napoleon into a baker's oven derives from James Gillray's 1806 print, "Tiddy-Doll, the Great French Gingerbread-Baker, Drawing
out a new batch of Kings," also published by Hannah Humphrey. George Humphrey was Hannah's nephew and later successor in publishing.
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 299; Douglas 690; Cohn 882; British Museum 12206
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "G. H. ivt / Gruikshank [sic] fect." at l.l.; "Pubd April 1st 1814 by / H. Humphrey
St. James's St." at l.r.
caricatures; Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821; military personnel; war allies; ovens