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Five sheets of studies/ tracings for 'George Cruikshank's Table Book.':
Reid 4115. Study for an illustration to 'A few words about Betty Morrison's pocket-book.' Betty Morrison's return home with her husband David.
Reid 4120 'A fabulous character'(1) An editor as he is supposed to be- that is with a host of people, from members of Parliament to blacking makers paying him homage and Reid 4121 'A fabulous character' (2) An editor as he is, writing in his little humble apartment with a printer's "devil" waiting for copy. Both on the same sheet a study of a child with a drum.
Reid 4122. 'Afterwards Harlequin.' A theatrical scene.
Reid 4125. 'Social zoology. The lion of the party playing on the pianoforte and singing.'
Reid 4130. 'The lover's sacrifice.'
Reid 4131. 'Dissolving views.' The man about town in his garrett cleaning his boots, and afterwards, lounging in the park covered with frogs and mustachios.
Reid 4127. Study for an illustration to 'A Legend of the Rhine.' The festival of Godesberg.
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Height: 57 millimetres (approx height (smallest sheet))
Height: 187 millimetres (approx. height (largest sheet))
Width: 115 millimetres (approx width (smallest sheet))
Width: 127 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.'
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179