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George Cruikshank - Passe-temps. (BM 1989,0930.68)

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Plate numbered 2; sheet of vignettes copied in reverse after George Cruikshank's 'Illustrations of time'; 'Passe-temps': three men concentratedly playing bagatelle; 'Tuer le temps': a military officer striking a pose with his rapier to a grandfather clock, which 'wears' a hat and against which two boots have been propped; 'L'instant de pudding': a family seated around a table, delighted by a large plum pudding, a visitor arriving at the door; 'Mauvais temps': an overseer whipping three slaves shackled to the wall of a shed, a planter sitting by and smoking; 'Temps qu'il fait': a weathervane in the shape of a pointing man (not from 'Illustrations of time'); 'Temps de dormir': a man in a nightshirt and cap extinguishing a candle.
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Date

1841
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British Museum
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