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        Pretty Bob, Poor Bob, Bandy Bob, 1819

        Cruikshank, George (1792-1878); British. Medium: engraving. Date: 1819. Created as a plea for the Chimney Sweepers Regulation Bill forbidding the use of climbing boys; the bill was eventually defeated in the Lords; shows the child 'Bob' as he grows up, becoming dirtier and more deformed as time passes; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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