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Private Theatres

Print
ca. 1836 (printed)
Artist/Maker

An etching on paper of a group of figures in theatrical costumes. There are cobwebs on the beamed ceiling and three lit candles on the wall.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
etching on paper
Brief Description
'Private Theatres', an etching by George Cruikshank produced to illustrate Sketches by Boz, a collection of short pieces by Charles Dickens first published in 1836.
Physical Description
An etching on paper of a group of figures in theatrical costumes. There are cobwebs on the beamed ceiling and three lit candles on the wall.
Marks and Inscriptions
'George Cruikshank' (printed, signature, lower centre recto)
Credit line
Bequest of Mrs. Eliza Cruikshank
Subjects depicted
Association
Literary Reference'Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens, originally published 1836
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
Departmental notes from the Cruikshank BequestFull text is as follows: '9407 Sketches by Boz 40 Etchings Complete London: John Macrone. 1836-7 (1942 - etc 2nd set.'
Collection
Accession Number
9407:13

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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