Sketches by Boz

Book Wrapper
1837 (designed)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wood engraving
Brief Description
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.
Physical Description
Design for a book wrapper, signed in pencil 'Geo Cruikshank' and inscribed 'First Proof'. Lettered 'GCk' and 'J.Jackson Sc'.
Dimensions
  • Width: 8.25in
  • Height: 4.75in
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Geo Cruikshank' (Signed in pencil)
  • 'First Proof' (and inscribed)
  • 'GCk' (Lettered)
  • 'J. Jackson Sc' (and)
Association
Bibliographic Reference
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.
Collection
Accession Number
9726A/1

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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