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The Headache

A work made of hand-colored etching on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of hand-colored etching on ivory laid paper.


c. 1819


George Cruikshank (English, 1792-1878)
possibly after Frederick Marryat (English, 1792-1848)
published by Libraire Martinet (French, 19th century)

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George Cruikshank


The Headache


England (Artist's nationality:)

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Published 1819


Hand-colored etching on ivory laid paper


Image: 17.9 × 23.4 cm (7 1/16 × 9 1/4 in.); Plate: 21 × 26.7 cm (8 5/16 × 10 9/16 in.); Sheet: 26.7 × 35.3 cm (10 9/16 × 13 15/16 in.)

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Gift of Dr. Ira Frank

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