The Bottle: VI. Crime...by lithographer George Gebbie

The Bottle: VI. Crime...by lithographer George Gebbie

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This black and white print depicts the sixth of eight scenes based on George Cruikshank's The Bottle. The series shows the progressive degeneration of a family due to the evils of drinking. This print depicts an interior scene of a man attacking his wife. Their son and daughter are trying to intervene. Another woman is entering the room in the background. This series of prints is based on the George Cruikshank Bottle series.
This series of prints is by the English artist George Cruikshank (1792-1878). Cruikshank’s father, Isaac Cruikshank, was an artist who specialized in song sheets and caricatures and trained George and his brother Robert Cruikshank in these arts. George started as a caricaturist for magazines and children’s books. His most famous works included The Bottle and The Drunkard’s Children, designed and etched by Cruikshank to show the wickedness of alcohol. Cruikshank's father and brother were both alcoholics and he himself drank heavily until he took a vow of abstinence in 1847. These prints were originally published by David Bogue, who published most of Cruikshank’s other works in the 1850s. David Bogue, (1807–1856) was born in Scotland and moved to London in 1836. Bogue began working in Charles Tilt's bookshop as a publisher and bookseller in 1836 and became Tilt's partner in 1840. Bogue bought the shop in 1843. He was the principle publisher of Cruikshank’s short-lived periodicals, brief illustrated stories, and the Comic Almanack 1835-53. David Bogue published The Bottle series in 1847. Bogue suffered from heart disease and died in 1856 at the age of 48.
This print was produced by the lithographer George Gebbie. Gebbie immigrated to the United States from Scotland in 1862. He settled in Philadelphia and became a fine art printer and publisher. He died in 1892.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Lithograph
Object Type
Lithograph
Date made
1871
maker
Gebbie, George
original artist
Cruikshank, George
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 8 1/2 in x 13 in; 21.59 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2907
catalog number
60.2907
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Drinking
Marriage
Chronology: 1870-1879
Children
Furnishings
Temperance
Heating
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Family & Social Life
Temperance Movement
Art
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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