- Museum number
Three sheets of studies related to George Cruikshank's oil painting 'Queen Mab.'
All of the studies represent a man asleep with ethereal beings standing on his chest and/ or flying close to his face.
1974,U.1403. A compositional study with the sleeper viewed through curtains, the fairies sketched on his chest. A further study of the sleeper in the left hand corner.
1974,U.1404. A more detailed study with the figure of Queen Mab defined and flying near to the sleeper's nose, two small horses running on the sleeper's chest
1974,U.1405. A pen and ink study of the sleeper. A square cut from the page above and an unrelated head study above right. A preliminary sketch of the same subject (verso).
Graphite and ink
- Production date
- 1860 (See comments)
Height: 250 millimetres (approx height (largest sheet))
Height: 182 millimetres (approx height (smallest sheet))
Width: 113 millimetres (approx width (smallest sheet))
Width: 195 millimetres (approx. width (largest sheet))
- Curator's comments
- Related to Cruikshank's Oil Painting 'Queen Mab.' 1860. Private collection.
See the curatorial comment on record 1974, U. 1-14 for information on Cruikshank's unmounted drawings.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Romeo of Juliet
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179