- Museum number
Five sheets of studies/ tracings for 'George Cruikshank's Table Book.':
Reid 4164. 'A husband's vengeance.' Mrs Mornington Swale standing petrified at her husband's appearance. 4166. 'Recreations in natural history.'(1) (Sentimental beavers weeping over the crown of an old hat, recognising the skin of one of their kindred.) Both on the same sheet.
Reid 4165. 'Recreations in natural history.' (2) The patriotic horse. Napoleon decorating Franconi's mare with the Grand Cross of the legion of honour.
Reid 4168. 'The natural history of panic.' (1) A pretty kettle of fish. A cook alarmed by a railway fiend upsetting her kettle. Reid 4169. 'The natural history of panic.'(2) John Bull buring his fingers and dancing with pain.
Reid 4170. 'The railway deposits. Tea-table conversazione.' With additional figure and head studies in red tone.
Reid 4171. Study for an illustration for 'A legend of the Rhine.' Otto reveals himself to the lovely Helena.
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Height: 80 millimetres (approx height (smallest sheet))
Height: 111 millimetres (approx. height (largest sheet))
Width: 125 millimetres (approx width (smallest sheet))
Width: 121 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 some 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