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Print - Making a Night of It
  • Making a Night of It
    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878
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Making a Night of It

  • 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:

    9407:26

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

An etching of nine figures occupying what appears to be a box in a theatre. Among the figures are included one man leaning over the railing of the box, another seated with a top hat and cane. There are three woman with dresses that reveal their shoulders.

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 'Making a Night of It' 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)

From departmental notes relating to the Cruikshank Bequest

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Top hats; Boxes (audience spaces); Theatres

Categories

Illustration; Prints; Dickens

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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