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GEORGE CRUIKSHANK PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0239
1792-1878
.30 cu.ft. (1 box)

Biographical Sketch | Scope & Content | Related Collections | Series & Subseries | Box Inventory

Provenance

Purchased by the deGrummond Collection.

Restrictions

Non-circulating; available for research.

Copyright

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials, other than that noted above.


Biographical Sketch

Born in London in 1792, George Cruikshank became the first English artist who combined "lively imagination and high good humor with fine drawing" when he illustrated books for children. Among his many credits are illustrations for the English edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales, published in the 1820's. He could not resist poking fun at the modes and manners of his own time and recorded his satire in sketches that appeared in Comic Almanacks. Perhaps Cruikshank's illustrations for Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist brought him the most fame. One critique commented that he brought to life Fagin the Jew, the irrespressible Artful Dodger and Mr. Bumble. Cruikshank died in 1878.

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Scope and Content

This collection holds only one item: a pencil sketch signed by Cruikshank. On the reverse side are seven other pencil sketches.



Related Collection

NONE



Series and Subseries


A. Sketches (n.d.)


Box Inventory


    Box/Folder

A. Sketch

Pencil Sketch

1/1 One item, sketch of man and woman on a stroll, seven sketches also on reverse side.


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