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Drawing - Mr. Minns and his Cousin
  • Mr. Minns and his Cousin
    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878
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Mr. Minns and his Cousin

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1830s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequest of Mrs. Eliza Cruikshank

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A pencil drawing of two men seated at a table laid with dishes, cutlery and food. A small dog has his paws on the table and one of the men is rising from his seat with alarm, the other is laughing. The window is dressed with heavy curtains and a newspaper has fallen on the floor. There is a tudy for a bust of a man in the upper right corner.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1830s (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Mr. Minn and his Cousin'
pencil, lower centre recto


Height: 173 mm, Width: 115 mm

Descriptive line

A drawing by George Cruikshank titled 'Mr. Minns and his Cousin'. Illustration for Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens, originally published 1836

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

Full text is as follows:

'9725 Sketches by Boz. Charles Dickens First Series
A Election by Beadle
B Jemima Evans
C The Poor Clerk's Dinner
D London Recreations
E The Boarding House
F Hackney Coach Stands
G The Bloomsbury Christening
H Greenwich Fair
I Mr. Gabriel Parsons Courtship
J The Lockup House
K Horatio Sparkins
L Pawnbrokers Shop
M Dancing Academy
N Private Theatricals
O Winglebury Duel (sketches on reverse)
P Sentiment (sketches on reverse)
Q The Ballroom
R Vauxhall Gardens by day (Two 19 and 20, wanting.)
S Monmouth Street sketches on margin
T Scotland Yard, Coalheavers, relaxation, (large paper
U A Pickpocket in custody
V Seven Dials Fight of Amazons
W Mr. John Dounce
X Mr. Minns and his Cousins
Y Last Cab Driver
(28 wanting)
Departmental notes from the Cruikshank Bequest

Production Note

Published 1838.

Subjects depicted

Illustrations; Tea urns; Dining tables


Drawings; Illustration; Dickens


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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