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Print - Steam Excursion (Plate II)
  • Steam Excursion (Plate II)
    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878
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Steam Excursion (Plate II)

  • 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:

    9407:34

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

An etching of figures gathered around two tables laden with dishes which appear to be tilting. Many of the figures are holding their heads and mouths. There are baskets with dishes on the floor and two portholes are visible 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 'Steam Excursion (Plate II)' 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

Dining tables; Steamships

Categories

Illustration; Prints; Dickens

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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