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The Bloomsbury Christening

1830s (made)
Place of origin

Proof of an etching titled 'The Bloomsbury Christening', signed 'George Cruikshank'.

Object details

Object type
TitleThe Bloomsbury Christening (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Proof, etching
Brief description
'The Bloomsbury Christening'. Proof of the etching by George Cruikshank for 'Sketches by Boz' by Charles Dickens. Illustrations for the edition published by John Macrone, 1830s.
Physical description
Proof of an etching titled 'The Bloomsbury Christening', signed 'George Cruikshank'.
DimensionsThe entry in the catalogue (see 'Reference note' field in History and References) does not make explicitly clear which of the dimensions cited relates to the three objects listed. It is assumed that the dimensions 61/4 x 6 relate to 9725G, and 31/4 x 3 to 9725AG. Therefore, there are no dimensions listed for 9726.4.
Content description
A male and two female figures surround a woman with a cap holding a baby wrapped in a blanket.
Marks and inscriptions
'George Cruikshank' (Signed)
Subjects depicted
Place depicted
Literary reference'Sketches by Boz' by Charles Dickens, first published 1836.
Associated objects
Bibliographic reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Charles Dickens: An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of his death London: HMSO, 1970. P.13. 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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