The Streets, Morning

1830s (made)
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On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E
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Brief Description
Worked proof for the illustration to 'The Streets, Morning' by George Cruikshank, for John Macrone's edition of 'Sketches by Boz' by Charles Dickens. 1830s.
Content description
A woman wearing a head scarf and apron stands stirring a cup of tea with a spoon, behind a stall in a cobbled street in front of a baker's shop. A man wearing a tail-coat is pictured drinking tea in front of the stall, and a boy stands in the foreground. There is another figure wearing a top hat, leaning on a street bollard in the background. There is a church spire in the distance.
Marks and Inscriptions
'George Cruikshank' (Signed)
Subjects depicted
Literary Reference'Sketches by Boz' by Charles Dickens, first published 1836.
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Charles Dickens: An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of his death London: HMSO, 1970. P.14. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, June-September 1970.
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record createdJune 30, 2009
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