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Five sheets of studies/ tracings for 'George Cruikshank's Table Book.':
Reid 4119. Study for an illustration to 'The legend of the Rhine.' The tonsor curling Sir Ludwig's hair on his return from the Holy Land' and Reid 4107. 'The stage assassin listening to the proposals of the wicked nobleman.' Both on the same sheet with further unidentified studies including a female head, a round male face and two figure groups.
Reid 4109.'The stage assassin taking hold of the cloak of his victim who slips out of it and escapes.'
Reid 4110. 'The stage assassin' made up so frightfully as to terrify his fellow performers from the stage.
Reid 4113. Study for an illustration to 'Alice Brompton.' Singleton throwing himself on one knee before the beautiful Alice.'
Reid 4114. Study for an illustration to 'Leaves from a new edition of Lempriere.' The horse neighing at a representation of one of his species in Apollo's picture. Reid 4117. Study for an illustration to 'A Legend of the Rhine.' A design of two knights on horseback, each holding a standard; one flag is inscribed with the letter I and the other with T.
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Height: 68 millimetres (approx height (smallest sheet))
Height: 120 millimetres (approx. height (largest sheet))
Width: 120 millimetres (approx width (smallest sheet))
Width: 190 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.
The studies are on a small scale similar to that of the printed illustrations. The sheets are irregular in size and shape with illustrations on the same sheet facing in different directions.
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.'
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- Prints and Drawings
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179