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Print - Hackney-Coach Stands
  • Hackney-Coach Stands
    George Cruikshank, born 1792 - died 1878
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Hackney-Coach Stands

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1837-39 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    George Cruikshank, born 1792 - died 1878 (artist)

  • 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 of four children running out onto the pavement from an open door with a woman standing in the doorway. There is fencing on either side of the doorway.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1837-39 (made)


George Cruikshank, born 1792 - died 1878 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'George Cruikshank'
printed, ink, lower centre recto


Width: 3.375 in, Height: 2.875 in

Descriptive line

George Cruikshank. Illustration to Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens. 1837-39. 'Hackney Coach Stands'. Proof of the etching

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

Victoria & Albert Museum. Charles Dickens, London: 1970, p.14.

The full text of the record is as follows:

"(a) Preliminary drawing in pencil, and unrelated sketches and (b) proof of the etching for the illustration to 'Hackney Coach Stands' for Macrone's edition of Sketches by Boz
(b) signed George Cruikshank.
(a) Lent by the Trustees of the British Museum (b) 9726.2

(c) Drawing in pencil, (d) tracing and (e) India proof of the etching for the illustration to 'Hackney Coach Stands' for Chapman and Hall's edition of Sketches by Boz
(c) inscribed with the title. (d) and (e) signed George Cruikshank.
9725.F, 9725A.F, 9407.10

The full text is as follows:

'Sketches by Boz.
40 Etchings complete.
London. John Macrone.
1836-37 (1942 - etc.)
2nd set'
From departmental notes relating to the Cruikshank Bequest

Subjects depicted

Doorways; Children; Railings


Illustration; Prints; Dickens


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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