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A sheet of sketches/ tracings related to Reid 1459, illustrations for 'Scraps and Sketches', Part 1, 1828.
'A Grand march of intellect.' An army of scholars marching with inkstands and decorated quills for shakos, every man blowing his own trumpet.
'The pursuit of letters.' Three children chasing their abc.
'An old gentleman of George III's time inviting anyone to write him down an ass.'
'The tutor's assistant' A rod.
'A man of intelligence- useful knowledge to the people.' An old man acting as a walking advertisement of an eating house.
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Height: 260 millimetres (approx. height)
Width: 380 millimetres (approx. width)
- Curator's comments
- Date and description based on GW Reid 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' 1871.
For further information on Cruikshank's tracings see curatorial comment for 1974,U.2103.
A design for one of a series of six prints (see Reid 1457-1462.), 'Scraps and sketches.' (Part 1) Designed, etched and published by George Cruikshank, May 20th.1828. For an example of the print, see 1978,U.158.6.
This drawing differs from the final print which includes a sketch 'A little precocious boy teaching his grandmother to suck eggs.' A sketch for this drawing appears on 1974,U.2202 a sheet of studies related to Reid 1460.
- Not on display
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Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179