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"Don't You Wish You May Get It?"
1852-1853
Printer:Printed by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Horace Thayer & Co. , American, 1852
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width ): 8 1/16 x 12 5/16in. (20.5 x 31.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 1/8 x 14 3/16in. (25.7 x 36cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: A monkey holds a terrier dog by the tail with his left hand while dangling a dead rat in his right hand. The dog's collar lies on the stone floor at the far left. A wooden dog house is at the far right. Straw is on the floor of the dog house, and a bowl of water is nearby. A stone wall is in the background.
Title Note: The phrase "Don't you wish you may get it?" occurs in the script of the Punch and Judy show as published in London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew in 1851. (Finlay 8/4/2006)
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image: "DON'T YOU WISH YOU MAY GET IT." Inscribed in pencil, lower center: "Drawer 14 #2". On verso, inscribed in blue ink, lower left: "Dwr 26 / #6". Inscribed in pencil, lower right: "consv CPC 1987" "Dwr 14" and old and new accession numbers.
Object Number: 1995.182.128
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