- Museum number
Three sheets of studies/ tracings for 'George Cruikshank's Table Book.':
Reid 4055. An illustration to an advertisement announcing the first part of George Cruikshank's 'Table Book' on January 1st 1845 representing Cruikshank accompanied by Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, addressing a meeting room held in the drawing room of the former; the president has mounted an easel in lieu of a chair.
Reid 4058. 'The triumph of Cupid'
Reid 4056. 'Design for the wrappers of the monthly parts.' The title introduced in a panel, which is richly ornamented with comic figures and a representation of a family circle beneath. The family, from the grandfather to the little girl in frock and trousers, are delighted with the text and illustrations of the table book with which each person is supplied. [A highly resolved and detailed drawing.]
Graphite with a signature in ink
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Height: 56 millimetres (approx height (smallest sheet))
Height: 240 millimetres (approx. height (largest sheet))
Width: 108 millimetres (approx width (smallest sheet))
Width: 157 millimetres (approx. width (largest sheet))
- Curator's comments
- Description and date based on GW Reid, 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.'
For a copy of 'The table book' see 1865,1111.1426-1568.
For further information on Cruikshank's tracings see curatorial comment for 1974,U.2103.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: 'George Cruikshank's Table Book.'
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179