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Drawing - Greenwich Fair
  • Greenwich Fair
    George Cruikshank, born 1792 - died 1878
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Greenwich Fair

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1837-39 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    George Cruikshank, born 1792 - died 1878 (artist)
    Chapman & Hall (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Bequest of Mrs. Eliza Cruikshank

  • Museum number:

    9725H

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Pencil drawing inscribed with the title, 'Greenwich Fair', and signed 'Geo Cruikshank'.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1837-39 (made)

Artist/maker

George Cruikshank, born 1792 - died 1878 (artist)
Chapman & Hall (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil drawing

Marks and inscriptions

'Geo Cruikshank'
Signed

'Greenwich Fair'
Inscribed with title

Dimensions

Height: 6 in, Width: 4 in

Descriptive line

Drawing in pencil for the illustration to 'Greenwich Fair' by George Cruikshank for Chapman and Hall's edition of 'Sketches by Boz', by Charles Dickens. 1837-39.

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.14. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, June-September 1970.
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

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Fair

Categories

Dickens

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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