- Museum number
Two preliminary drawings related to the wrappers for George Cruikshank's Fairy Library
1975,U.276 represents the ornamental border with an old woman telling a story to a group of boys and girls at the centre. Possibly a study for Reid 4387, the wrapper for 'Hop-o-my Thumb.'
1975,U.277 represents the series title 'Fairy library' and a figure study below.
- Production date
Height: 162 millimetres (approx height)
Width: 122 millimetres (approx width)
- Curator's comments
- Date and description based on GW Reid 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' 1871.
For related studies see 1975, U.676 and 1975,U.321.
According to Reid, the same wrapper design was used for 'Puss in Boots' 1865,1111.1997-2003, 184.b.32.
For further information on Cruikshank's tracings see curatorial comment for 1974,U.2103.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: 'Hop-O-My Thumb' George Cruikshank's Fairy Library
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179