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The Streets, Morning

1837-39 (made)
Place of origin

Study inscribed in ink 'Sketches by Boz'.

Object details

Object type
TitleThe Streets, Morning (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Pencil study
Brief description
Study for the illustration to 'The Streets, Morning' by George Cruikshank for Chapman and Hall's edition of 'Sketches by Boz' by Charles Dickens, 1837-39.
Physical description
Study inscribed in ink 'Sketches by Boz'.
  • Height: 6in
  • Width: 4in
Dimensions taken from Victoria and Albert Museum Charles Dickens: An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of his death London: HMSO, 1970.
Content description
A woman wearing a head scarf and apron stands stirring a cup of tea with a spoon, behind a stall in a cobbled street, in front of a baker's shop. A man wearing a tail-coat is pictured drinking tea in front of the stall, and a boy stands in the foreground. There is another figure wearing a top hat, leaning on a street bollard in the background. There is a church spire in the distance.
Marks and inscriptions
'Sketches by Boz' (Inscribed in ink)
Subjects depicted
Literary reference'Sketches by Boz' by Charles Dickens, first published 1836.
Bibliographic reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Charles Dickens: An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of his death London: HMSO, 1970. P.14. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, June-September 1970.
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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