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Print - Sketches by Boz
  • Sketches by Boz
    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878
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Sketches by Boz

  • 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

A signed print of a crowd of figures looking up at two figures in a hot-air balloon. The title 'Sketches by Boz' is incorporated into the drawing.


ca. 1836 (printed)


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

Materials and Techniques

etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'George Cruikshank'
printed, centre bottom recto

Descriptive line

Etching by George Cruikshank of the title page for Sketches by Boz, a collection of short pieces by Charles Dickens first published by John Macrone 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

Subjects depicted

Illustrations; Hot-air balloons


Illustration; Prints; Dickens


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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