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Print - Mrs. Joseph Porter
  • Mrs. Joseph Porter
    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878
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Mrs. Joseph Porter

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    ca. 1836 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequest of Mrs. Eliza Cruikshank

  • Museum number:

    9407:36

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 83, box A

Physical description

An etching depicting a gathering of figures seated along benches at a theatrical event. On the stage, an actor who has blackened face, is wearing a turban with feather and a cape. Various other actors appear in the background.

Date

ca. 1836 (printed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'George Cruickshank'
signature, printed, lower centre recto

Descriptive line

An etching by George Cruikshank titled 'Mrs. Joseph Porter' produced to illustrate Sketches by Boz, a collection of short pieces by Charles Dickens originally published in 1836

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

The full text reads as follows:

'Sketches by Boz. 40 Etchings Complete. London. John Macrone. 1536-7 (1942 - etc.) 2nd set'
From departmental notes relating to the Cruikshank Bequest

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Plays; Theatre

Categories

Illustration; Prints; Dickens

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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