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A Close Calculation.
1852-1853
Printer:Printed by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Ensign, Thayer & Co. , American, 1850 - 1852
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 1/4 x 12 13/16in. (21 x 32.5cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 x 14in. (25.4 x 35.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: A monkey, seated at the left, extends the tip of its tail towards a spotted dog which is chained to the board wall at the right. The chain is attached to the dog's collar. A coat and a cap with a feather hang from the wall. A wooden tub of water is in the right foreground. A ewer or pitcher and a plaid cloth are beside the monkey in the left foreground. A Gothic revival house with decorative vergeboards and hood moldings is visible through a doorway in the left 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, "A CLOSE CALCULATION. / Don't you wish you may get it. / 348." On verso, inscribed in pencil: upper left, "Print / Box 9 / #20"; lower left, "consv CPC 1987"; lower right, "Dwr 14" and accession number.
Object Number: 1956.83.13
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