- Museum number
Four sheets of studies/ tracings for 'George Cruikshank's Table Book.':
Reid 4142. 'National songs and national characters' (1) The waterman's farewell to his coat and badge.
Reid 4147. 'A mouthful of fresh air.(1)' A victim of exaggeration. A stout old lady, with nine empty glasses before her, and one stout bottle. and Reid 4149. 'An enthusiast in anatomy.' Tom chasing the skeleton of Ebenezer Grindstone round the tomb. All on the same sheet.
Reid 4145. 'A mouthful of fresh air' (2) Capital sailors. The passengers exchanging observations and civilities and Reid 4146. 'A mouthful of fresh air' (3) A shower on a steamboat. An old fellow, protected by his umbrella laughing at a youth who is half drowned by the spray.
Reid 4143. 'A termination to the history of Don Giovanni.'
Reid 4148. A study for an illustration to 'A legend of the Rhine.' The lady of Windeck. Otto holding up the sacred charm, the relic of St Buffo and commanding the fiend to retreat.
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Height: 69 millimetres (approx height (smallest sheet))
Height: 188 millimetres (approx. height (largest sheet))
Width: 123 millimetres (approx width (smallest sheet))
Width: 123 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
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179