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Illustration - Mr. John Dounce
  • Mr. John Dounce
    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878
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Mr. John Dounce

  • Object:


  • Date:

    ca. 1836 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • 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 a man and a woman conversing over a work bench which has a basket resting upon it.


ca. 1836 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Mr. Dounce'
pencil, lower centre, recto

Descriptive line

Sketch titled 'Mr. John Dounce' produced to illustrate Sketches by Boz a collection of short pieces by Charles Dickens and originally published in 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

Subjects depicted

Illustrations; Shopkeepers


Drawings; Illustration; Dickens


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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