The Opera Boxes

The Opera Boxes

George Cruikshank

Steel plate etching by Cruikshank

Detail, 7 x 2 inches, of an image 7 x 9 inches

Mayhew and Cruikshank, 1851; or, The Adventures of Mr and Mrs Sandboys, part of a double-spread between 116–117.

Another of Cruikshank's rich takes on the problems of accommodation as tourists visiting London for the Great Exhibition take up residence in opera boxes, with a servant bringing a gentleman his shoes and another shaving himself.

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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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