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Print - Private Theatres
  • Private Theatres
    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878
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Private Theatres

  • Object:


  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

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

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.


ca. 1836 (printed)


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

Materials and Techniques

etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'George Cruikshank'
printed, signature, lower centre recto

Descriptive line

'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.

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

Full text is as follows:

'9407 Sketches by Boz
40 Etchings Complete
London: John Macrone. 1836-7 (1942 - etc
2nd set.'
Departmental notes from the Cruikshank Bequest

Subjects depicted

Actors; Candles; Costumes


Illustration; Prints; Dickens


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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