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The Universal Songster

  • Object:

    Frontispiece

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    c.1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink drawing

  • Museum number:

    9557A

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 90, box A

Physical description

A working drawing for the frontispiece to a song-book called The Universal Songster. In the centre of the design sits a Toby Jug-esque character with a jug in one hand and a pipe in the other. Pencil, pen and ink. Signed 'George Cruikshank'.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)

Date

c.1825 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink drawing

Marks and inscriptions

George Cruikshank
Signed, below design.

Dimensions

Height: 27.6 cm, Width: 19.2 cm

Descriptive line

A working drawing for the frontispiece to a song-book called 'The Universal Songster', in the centre of the design sits a Toby Jug-esque character. Pencil, pen and ink. Signed. By George Cruikshank. c.1825.

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

Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, c.1991.
Cohn, A. M. George Cruikshank. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Work Executed During the Years 1806-1877. The Office of the Bookman's Journal. London, 1924.

Production Note

See the final published design, 9561:2.

Materials

Pen and ink; Pencil

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Horse; Toby jug; Pipe; Man

Categories

Designs

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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