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Oil painting - Tam O'Shanter
  • Tam O'Shanter
    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878
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Tam O'Shanter

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    1854 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs George Cruikshank

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

Great Britain (painted)


1854 (painted)


Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Marks and inscriptions

on window ledge


Height: 54.6 cm estimate, Width: 67.3 cm estimate, :

Object history note

Given by Mrs George Cruikshank, 1880

Descriptive line

Oil on canvas, 'Tam O'Shanter', George Cruikshank, 1854

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

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


Oil; Canvas






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