- Museum number
Two sketches on the same sheet entitled 'The St Giles' Ghosts picking pockets';
(Above) a crowd of onlookers including two small boys, one sitting on the others' shoulders, looking towards a barred window.
(Below) A gentleman fleeing from two figures who attempt to grasp his coat tails. (Presumably the scene on the other side of the barred window.)
Graphite and ink
- Production date
- 1810-1878 (See comments)
Height: 247 millimetres (average height (sheet))
Width: 156 millimetres (average width (sheet))
- Curator's comments
- See the curatorial comment on record 1974, U. 1-14 for information on Cruikshank's unmounted drawings.
After further research it may be possible to date individual drawings more accurately through their content or the support and materials used. In this case, the back of the sheet reads: G. Cruikshank Esq 48 Mornington Place.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179