George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British; George Humphrey, London, publisher
Etching with hand coloring
The scene is a birthday celebration honoring Caroline, princess of Brunswick (later queen of England). Guests rush into the
constricted space of a drawing room in the Queen's House (now Buckingham Palace), attempting to be first in line to greet
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 774; Douglas 1087; Cohn 1229; British Museum 13046
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "G. Cruikshank fect" at l.l.; "Pubd May 6th 1818 by G Humphrey 27 St. James's St"
at l.r.; Verso, Vogler's stamp in black ink at l.r.
caricatures; fashion (concept); military uniforms; receptions; drawing rooms