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Book wrapper - Sketches by Boz
  • Sketches by Boz
    George Cruikshank, born 1792 - died 1878
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Sketches by Boz

  • Object:

    Book wrapper

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1837 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    George Cruikshank, born 1792 - died 1878 (designer)
    Jackson, John (Rev.) (wood engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood engraving

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 93

Physical description

Design for a book wrapper, signed in pencil 'Geo Cruikshank' and inscribed 'First Proof'. Lettered 'GCk' and 'J.Jackson Sc'.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1837 (designed)


George Cruikshank, born 1792 - died 1878 (designer)
Jackson, John (Rev.) (wood engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Wood engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Geo Cruikshank'
Signed in pencil

'First Proof'
and inscribed


'J. Jackson Sc'


Width: 8.25 in, Height: 4.75 in

Descriptive line

First proof of the wrapper for Chapman and Hall's edition of 'Sketches by Boz'. Designed by George Cruikshank, 1837-39. Engraved on wood by John Jackson.

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.13 in the catalogue of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, June-September 1970.


Wood engraving


Books; Prints; Satire


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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