- Museum number
A tracing/drawing for a title-page/ wrapper design for 'Poems by the Knight of Morar.' The title in an ornate border surrounded by eight historical scenes within borders loosely sketched. Three small scenes are depicted on each side and two larger illustrations are at the centre as follows:
Left top to bottom: A seated figure playing a lyre. A soldier dressed in a kilt, a naval scene.
Centre: An execution at the guillotine. A hot air balloon hovering over a landscape with a man seated below.
Right top tp bottom: A bearded figure (Moses?) guiding others. An army storming a fortification. A woman handing a curved sword to a soldier. For a less detailed sketch see 1975.U.698.
- Production date
- 1866 (circa)
Height: 232 millimetres (approx. height sheet)
Width: 170 millimetres (approx. width sheet)
- Curator's comments
- Cohn states that 'Poems by the Knight of Morar' were not published but printed by Whittingham and Wilkins, Took's Court, Chancery Lane, 1867. There is a frontispiece drawn and etched by George Cruikshank 1866 and one illustration, 'The maniac monk.'
Two holes at the bottom corners of the sheet suggest that it has been pinned to a surface.
For further information on Cruikshank's tracings see curatorial comment for 1974,U.2103.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Poems by the Knight of Morar (See comments)
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179