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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:

    9726A/1

  • 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)

Date

1837 (designed)

Artist/maker

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

'GCk'
Lettered

'J. Jackson Sc'
and

Dimensions

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.

Techniques

Wood engraving

Categories

Books; Prints; Satire

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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