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A sketch of the cast of a theatrical production of 'Jack Sheppard' on a stage (roughly sketched on tracing paper). Jack at the centre of the composition seen in profile. Possibly a study for Reid 5153 see comments.
- Production date
- 1839 (circa)
Height: 128 millimetres (approx. height sheet)
Width: 191 millimetres (approx. width sheet)
- Curator's comments
- Description and based on GW Reid: 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' 1871.
Possibly a study for Reid 5153 a lithograph, 'Jack Sheppard. Illustration to a set of Quadrilles from Rodwell's celebrated Romance. ' described by Reid as: "An enlarged repitition of the centre vignette in the music title, No 2790, representing Paul Bedford as Blueskin, Miss Campbell as Poll Maggot, Mrs Keeley as Jack Sheppard, and Mrs Naylor as Edgeworth Bess. They are dancing and singing the chorus 'Nix my dolly pals.'
However, the sketch may directly represent one of the theatrical productions of Jack Sheppard after William Harrison Ainsworth's novel.
For further information on Cruikshank's tracings see curatorial comment for 1974,U.2103.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Jack Sheppard
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- Prints and Drawings
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179