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- Peter Schlemihl selling his shadow to the man in the grey coat.
Peter Schlemihl, in the dress of a German student; in the act of selling his shadow to the Devil, who crouches behind him in the form of an extremely thin man, and removes the shadow from Schlemihl's foot; an landscape with a sundial and a Palladian house beyond; illustration to von Chamisso's 'Peter Schlemihl' (1822)
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Height: 134 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 94 millimetres (sheet)
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- Title from GW Reid, 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' (1871.) Described by Reid as the frontispiece but bound as an illustration in both copies of the book in the Prints and Drawings Department. See 1870, 1210.149-157, 184.f.26/1 for a German edition and 1873,0510.1497 165*, a.26 for an English edition.
Reid 4800 gives details of the various editions of 'Peter Schlemihl' with illustrations after Cruikshank.
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Associated Title: Peter Schlemihl
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