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Recto: title-page of: 'The works of Virgil translated by John Dryden." With a vignette illustration of a man and his dog lying beneath a tree and a quotation below:
"And underneath the beechen shade, alone/ Thus to the woods and mountain made his moan." With the publisher's line at the foot of the page: "London, Printed for T&J Allman, Princes St, Hanover Sqe."
Verso: A rough sketch of woodland and foliage with four lines of notes. Graphite
- Production date
- 1810-1878 (See comments)
Height: 137 millimetres (approx height (sheet).)
Width: 75 millimetres (approx width (sheet).)
- Curator's comments
- This print with a verso sketch 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.
Prints owned or made by Cruikshank with significant numbers annotations or sketches have been stored with his unmounted drawings to refelct their acquisition by The British Museum and the role of prints in his drawing practice which included recycling prints as a drawing support or taking visual cues from prints.
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. However, the date of the print does not necessarily offer an accurate date for the drawings as Cruikshank appears to have recycled older prints as drawing support years later.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179