'A Scene in the Farce of 'Lofty Projects', 1825.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

'A Scene in the Farce of 'Lofty Projects', 1825.

Cruikshank, George

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Hand-coloured caricature engraving by George Cruikshank after T Greenwood, depicting a farcical ballooning scene. Various aerial contraptions can be seen hovering in the sky, while on the ground below a taxi rank of balloons replaces the traditional Hackney carriage as the popular means of transport. From a collection of satirical prints entitled 'Lofty Projects', published by G Humphrey on 17 July 1825. Dimensions: 260mm x 363mm.
 

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