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Drawing - Fagin in the Condemned Cell
  • Fagin in the Condemned Cell
    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878
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Fagin in the Condemned Cell

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1830s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs George Cruikshank

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 96

Physical description

Sketch showing Fagin in the condemned cell.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1830s (made)


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

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Geo Cruikshank'
Signed in ink

'Fagin in the condemned cell'
and inscribed


Height: 130 mm, Width: 179 mm

Object history note

Sketches for Charles Dickens's 'Oliver Twist; or the Parish Boy's progress'. Published by Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, London, 1838.
Preliminary drawings: 9995A-m; 9797A-F.
Etchings: 9996.1-12

Descriptive line

Pencil sketch by George Cruikshank (1792-1878), for the print titled 'Fagin in the Condemned Cell', an illustration for 'Oliver Twist' by Charles Dickens.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Charles Dickens: An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of his death London: HMSO, 1970. P.24. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, June-September 1970.

Production Note

Published 1838.




Illustration; Dickens


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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