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print / book-illustration

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  • Description

    Two vignettes, the first; Mr. T. Smith seated before a fire, an expression of surprise and terror on his face, his pigtail stiff with fear; a family of ghosts and animated corpses surrounding him, dressed in mid-eighteenth century fashion, including a husband and wife, several ladies, a servant with a knife and a dog and cat; the second, a man falling over and shouting with terror at the sight of his friend dressed as a ghost, a graveyard beyond; illustration to Cruikshank's "George Cruikshank's Omnibus" (1842)


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  • Date

    • 1842
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 240 millimetres
    • Width: 150 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below first image "Ghosts."

        Lettered below second image "Designed Etched & published by George Cruikshank - Octr 1st 1841"
  • Bibliography

    • Cohn 1924 190 bibliographic details
    • Reid 1871 2172 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XIXc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: George Cruikshank's Omnibus
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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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