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Illustration - The Boarding House
  • The Boarding House
    George Cruikshank, born 1792 - died 1878
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The Boarding House

  • Object:


  • Date:

    ca. 1836 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    George Cruikshank, 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 three people, with two of them in chairs. A rough sketch of three figures is visible on the bottom of the page.


ca. 1836 (drawn)


George Cruikshank, born 1792 - died 1878 (illustrator)

Materials and Techniques

pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

pencil, lower recto

Descriptive line

A drawing titled 'The Boarding House' by George Cruikshank. Illustration for Sketches for Boz, a collection of short pieces 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

Subjects depicted

Lodging houses


Drawings; Illustration; Dickens


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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