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"I'd Rather Be a Toad . . . ."

"I'd Rather Be a Toad . . . ."
Title
"I'd Rather Be a Toad . . . ."
Date 
ca. 1826-28
Medium 
Lithograph
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 14 cm )
Description 
Cartoon
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Whitney Hartshorne
Object Number 
1979.31b
Marks 
inscription: lower right: "Inman & Cummings" printed caption: lower left to right: "'I'd rather be a toad and live upon the vapours of a Dungeon' / 'than keep a corner in the thing I love for other's use.' / Shakspeare."
Gallery Label 
This lithograph came to the society mounted in an album of sketches and engravings by Thomas S. Cummings and various other nineteenth-century American artists.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group