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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1978,U.2574

  • Description

    Frank Heartwell preparing himself to swim through the tempestuous sea to save Helen Wendover, who clings to the rail of the sinking ship beyond, ship-wrecked sailors on the beach, their launch upturning; illustration to Cruikshank's "George Cruikshank's Omnibus" (1842)
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1842
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 240 millimetres
    • Width: 152 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image "George Cruikshank"
  • Bibliography

    • Cohn 190 bibliographic details
    • Reid 2165 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XIXc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: George Cruikshank's Omnibus (Frank Heartwell)
  • Acquisition date

    1859

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1978,U.2574


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