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George Cruikshank

Money Hunting.

London ,G Humphrey January 10th. 1823

Etching

Original hand colouring

135 x 160 mm

£140

A fat squat and ugly woman sits on a sofa next a tall dandified officer (right) who makes his address, his hand on his breast. She turns to him complacently, her feet awkwardly resting on a stool. Their two dogs face each other, each with shape and manner corresponding with its owner. Two appropriate pictures are on the wall: Bank of England (left) and Seige of Acre (right). Below: "Had I a Heart for falshood fram'd I ne'er could injure you— For tho' your tongue no promise claim'd Your Charms would make me true!—&c &c &c.