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Two sheets of tracings/ sketches for 'The House that Jack Built.' (1853 edition).
Reid 4366 'This is the grain and this is the malt.' Reid 4375 'These are the blocks.' and Reid 4370 'These are the men tattered and torn' who maddened by drinking from night to morn.' (all on the same sheet.)
Reid 4374 'These are the priests.' and 4372 'This is Fitzroy'. (Both on the same sheet)
Graphite with signature in ink
- Production date
Height: 88 millimetres (Approx height. Sheet of studies for Reid 4366, 4370 and 4375)
Height: 190 millimetres (Approx. height. Sheet of studies for Reid Nos 4374 and 4372.)
Width: 325 millimetres (Approx. width. Sheet of studies for Reid 4366, 4370 and 4375)
Width: 124 millimetres (Approx. width. Sheet of studies for Reid Nos 4374 and 4372)
- Curator's comments
- Date and description based on GW Reid 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' 1871.
Published by W. Tweedie with twelve woodcuts, the format follows that of Cruikshank and William Hone's famous pamphlet 'The Political House that Jack Built' See 1865,1111.388-400. 184.a.1/4.
For further information on Cruikshank's tracings see curatorial comment for 1974,U.2103.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: 'The house that Jack Built.'
Associated Title: 'The political house that Jack built.' (See comment)
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179