The Art of Walking the Streets of London. Plate 2nd.: 1818
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

The Art of Walking the Streets of London. Plate 2nd.: 1818

George Cruikshank

© Museum of London

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The Art of Walking the Streets of London' - Plate 2nd. The plate is divided into 4 pictures each showing a different type of antisocial behaviour on the street: 'How to stop a passage' (by standing in a group blocking the pavement); 'How to make the most of the mud' (by stamping on loose paviours so that mud squirts onto other passers-by); 'How to carry a stick' (horizontally under your arm while reading a book so that it hits a parson in the face); 'How to get into the Watch House' (by fighting with the watchmen). The title is from Gay's 'Trivia'. Woodward died in 1809 and the costume of the principal figures has been brought up to date.
 

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Date

1818 AD - 1818 AD
 

Image Number

003799
 

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