Tom, Jerry and Logic, in characters at the Grand Carnival.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, March 1. 1821.
Coloured aquatint. 140 x 230mm (5½ x 9"). Stitch holes within plate. Cut to plate.
An acted representation of the 'Grand Carnival', at the English Opera House (the Lyceum Theatre), with the pit and stage thrown together and crowded with revellers. The characters include a tiny Richard III, imitating Kean, a Puss in Boots, a man in armour, a nun (being chatted-up by Tom) Jerry as a monk and Logic as an undertaker. From Pierce Egan's ' Life in London, or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis', originally issued as a monthly journal at a shilling a time, illustrated by George Cruikshank (1792–1878).
Abbey: Life 281.
[Ref: 34343] £60.00