The new birth

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Isaac Cruikshank
The new birth
Peel 1668
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.

In ink at left of caption title: Bye Bye Bunting - Daddy's gone Hunting.


Attribution to Cruikshank from George.
Caption title.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Publisher's announcement following imprint: The compleatest [sic] collection in the kingdom. Admitce 1 Shilling.


Print shows Mrs. Fitzherbert (left) in bed, supported on her right elbow, looks fixedly towards a warming-pan held by a stout woman who approaches the foot of the bed. In the perforations of the pan are stuck three ostrich feathers; a monk, holding up a crucifix, gazes down at it. Mrs. Fitzherbert wears a large frilled cap and a nightdress with ruffles. The fringed bed-curtains are looped up. On the extreme right is part of a draped table on which are a cup, bowl, and a large urn; on the wall are three pictures ('Wig', 'Royal Hunt', 'Torey') and the carpet is patterned with Prince of Wales feathers.

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