# 20580

CRUIKSHANK, George

Probable effects of over female emigration, or, Importing the fair sex from the Savage Islands in consequence of exporting all our own to Australia !!!!!

$350.00 AUD

Etching, 165 x 310 mm, folds as issued. Originally published in The Comic Almanack and Diary 1851 (London: David Bogue, 1851). A racially charged image of the consequences facing English men due to women emigrating to Australia – their romantic prospects lying with indigenous women from the colonies, drawn with grotesquely exaggerated features.

 

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