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Tam O'Shanter

Oil Painting
1854 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Oil on canvas; night scene of Tam O'Shanter on horseback being chased by witches and goblins.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleTam O'Shanter (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Oil on canvas
Brief description
Oil on canvas, 'Tam O'Shanter', George Cruikshank, 1854
Physical description
Oil on canvas; night scene of Tam O'Shanter on horseback being chased by witches and goblins.
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 54.6cm
  • Estimate width: 67.3cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990
Style
Marks and inscriptions
GEORGE CRU[IK]SHANK [18]54 (on window ledge)
Credit line
Given by Mrs George Cruikshank
Object history
Given by Mrs George Cruikshank, 1880
Literary references
  • Robert Burns
  • Tam O'Shanter
Bibliographic references
  • Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 56
  • Evans, Mark et al. Vikutoria & Arubāto Bijutsukan-zō : eikoku romanshugi kaigaten = The Romantic tradition in British painting, 1800-1950 : masterpieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Japan : Brain Trust, 2002
Collection
Accession number
72-1880

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Record createdMay 4, 2006
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