Tuesday, January 6, 2015

12th Night - English satirical prints look at 12th Night cakes & role-playing

12th Night Drawing for twelfth-cake at St. Annes Hill !! Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756-1811 printmaker. Pubd by S.W. Fores, 50 Piccadilly, Janry. 16, 1799.

In England on 6th January of 1775, William Snooke recorded in his diary, that he sat down to a fine dinner with Mr and Mrs Clifford snr, Mr and Mrs William Clifford and their seven children (and maid), John Fox snr. and Sally Twining, Mr and Mrs William Fox, and William Weale.  To feed this crowd took "Ham, Greens, 3 fowls roasted, Soup, Leg of Mutton, potatoes, Boiled rump of beef (large)"  Desert included pudding, mince pies and a forequarter of home lamb.  For supper, the assembled party consumed tarts, stuffed beef, mince pies, cold mutton, oysters, cold sliced beef, cold lamb, apple pies and pears.

12th Night Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756-1811 printmaker. Published Janr. 10, 1897 by Thomas Tegg, 111 Cheapside, 1807