- Museum number
Five sheets of studies/ tracings for 'George Cruikshank's Table Book.':
Reid 4150 'How Robinson Crusoe should be read.' 4163. 'The old English gentleman in a new light' and 4144. 'A mouthful of fresh air.' A voyage down the Thames. The traveller between the Holywell Street captain and the "Tar" from the Margate steamer. All on the same sheet.
Reid 4151. 'An oddity from the Rhine.'
Reid 4152. 'Never trust to outward appearances.'
Reid 4153. 'The hermit of Vauxhall.'
Reid 4161 'A hint to projectors.' (1) The balloon-runner beating the celebrated racehorse "Devil-amongst the tailors." Reid 4162 'A hint to projectors.' (2) The balloon-dancer 'rising in his profession and Reid 4154 'Poetical inventions.' All on the same sheet.
- Production date
Height: 79 millimetres (approx height (smallest sheet))
Height: 187 millimetres (approx. height (largest sheet))
Width: 120 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