Dividing the spoil!! : St James's ... St Giles's.

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Isaac Cruikshank
Dividing the spoil!! : St James's ... St Giles's.
London : Pubd May 20 1796 by SW Fores No 50 Picca.dilly, [1796
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
London : Pubd May 20 1796 by SW Fores No 50 Piccadilly, [1796
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.

Attributed to Isaac Cruikshank by George and Krumbhaar.
Design divided into two panels divided by the caption title, "Dividing the spoil!!", with the upper panel headed "St. James's" and the lower captioned "St. Giles's."
Following imprint: Folios Lent out for the Evening.


Design in upper panel shows four ladies, fashionably dressed, sit round a table dividing the profits of 'the Faro Bank'. On the table are heaps of guineas with cheques or banknotes, a sword, a ribbon and star, a paper: 'Bond 200 . . half Pay . . Faro'. The two central figures seated behind the table are Lady Archer and Lady Buckinghamshire. On the extreme left sits a young and good-looking woman, her chin concealed by a swathing round the neck, her arms folded. Facing her (right) an older woman reads through a glass a paper inscribed 'Hond Sir please to pay Lady Bilkem one Thousand Pound for your Dutiful Son Dupe'. These two are probably Mrs. Concannon and Mrs. Sturt, the other two fashionable and notorious holders of faro-banks. The image in the lower panel shows four prostitutes in a ramshackle room are grouped, much as the four above, round a table on which their night's plunder is spread: seals, watches, &c.

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