The Antiquarian Society

The Antiquarian Society, 1812
George Cruikshank (1792-1878)
Coloured engraving
20.5 x 39.5 (cm)
Society of Antiquaries of London
 George Cruikshank's satirical print of an imaginary meeting of the Society was published in the 1 June 1812 issue of the radical monthly magazine The Scourge (1811-16). Although a caricature, Cruikshank's print is one of the earliest images of a Society meeting. The room at Somerset House, now used by the Courtauld Institute of Art, is accurately depicted.
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