- Museum number
A sheet of sketches associated with 'The birth of Shakespeare' with three head studies and further sketches of hands and birds. With faint annotations on the same sheet. A half, length figure dressed in a hooded cape seen from the back is at the centre of the page. Verso further studies of heads, hands, bats, supernatural creatures and the outline of a cliff edge.
Graphite, ink and wash.
- Production date
- 1810-1878 (See comments)
Height: 200 millimetres (approx height (sheet).)
Width: 325 millimetres (approx width (sheet).)
- Curator's comments
- This drawing was acquired through the bequest of the artist’s widow, Eliza Cruikshank which consisted of 4260 etchings and 4065 drawings by George Cruikshank and 2637 prints by other artists. The range of drawings encompasses highly resolved studies, working drawings and rapid sketches. Where it has not yet been possible to firmly identify or date these drawings they have been grouped thematically. The current records reflect this arrangement and a circa date from 1810-1878 has been used for miscellaneous groups of drawings or those which cannot be dated. After further research it may be possible to date individual drawings more accurately through their content or the support and materials used.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: The birth of Shakespeare
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179