The British Bee Hive

Description

George Cruikshank's British Bee Hive, originally sketched in 1840, here reprinted in 1867, depicts a vast range of Britain's professions within a strictly divided pyramid-based social hierarchy. In the 19th century the bee was a popular symbol of industry and co-operation.

Full title:
The British Bee Hive
Published:
1867 (etched and altered from a design of 1840), London
Format:
Print / Image
Creator:
George Cruikshank
Copyright:
© British Museum Standard Terms of Use, The British Museum
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Held by
The British Museum
Shelfmark:
1869,1009.24

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