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Mother Wood, the Popular Procuress-! (Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt)
by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey Click on the links below to find out more
etching, published 24 June 1820
14 1/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (359 mm x 250 mm) plate size; 18 7/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (479 mm x 299 mm) paper size
- (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856), Caricaturist and miniature painter. Artist associated with 26 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- George Humphrey (active 1783-1831), Publisher and printseller; nephew of Hannah Humphrey. Artist associated with 71 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
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