Cruikshank, Robert Isaac 1789-1856 :A favourite poodle hatching poultry!! - or A present of feather breeches from the Sandwich Isles. R C fecit. London, 1824
Shows Frederick Gerald ("Poodle") Byng wearing a Hawaiian grass skirt hatching eggs from both domestic and game birds, while talking to the King and Queen of Hawaii and the governor, Boko. All three are in traditional Hawaiian feather dress with painted decoration.
Frederick Gerald Byng escorted the three Hawaiian dignitaries around London in 1824, and was regarded as their "Chief Showman". Byng was also an inveterate gambler at "Brooks", and a note at the base of the print refers to gambling losses of £500. Byng invested in a steam hatching invention.
Other copies at B-093-005 and B-093-018
Inscriptions: Recto - top left - Egad these Breeches are a valuable present - I'll turn 'em to account. Dash my wig if I don't open a concern in opposition to the Steam, & hatch Chickens by the grose [?], in the Natural way. I shall then be able to supply your Sandwich Majesties, and other Majesties, Tables with the Real Poodle Poultry, of the finest flavour in the Universe.; Recto - top left - What will Barlow say to all this?; Recto - centre left - Cock a doodle doo!; Recto - centre - To be seen in full operation the Apparatus for Hatching Poultry abd Game Birds by Steam; Recto - bottom centre - Bow wow wow wow; Recto - bottom centre - This is a rum go. Quack! Quack! Quack!; Recto - top centre - Doga, Ducka, Oha!! Shocka, Shocka, Shagga!!; Recto - top centre - Poka! Poka! Papa, Poopa, Foula!! Mafsa Binga Hacha Hooka Waker!!!; Recto - top right - Quacka, Kacka, Hatcha Egga Cocka Chicka Bidda Hala! Hoa!!!; Recto - bottom centre - Pubd June 1824 by J Fairburn Broadway Ludgate Hill; Recto - beneath image - R C fecit; Recto - beneath image - A Favourite Poodle Hatching Poultry!! - or A present of Feather Breeches from the Sandwich Isles; Verso - in pencil: 30/-
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Physical Description: Engraving, hand-coloured, 245 x 347 mm (plate-mark) on sheet 292 x 413 mm
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Format: 1 colour art print(s), Works of art, Engravings, Cartoons (Commentary), Engraving, hand-coloured, 245 x 347 mm (plate-mark) on sheet 292 x 413 mm, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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