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Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, Descriptive of the Life of a Man-Of-War's Man.
Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, Descriptive of the Life of a Man-Of-War's Man. By an Old Sailor [Mathew Henry Barker]. with illustrations by George Cruikshank.
London: Published by James Robins and Co. Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row; and Joseph Robins, jun. and Co. Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin.
4to, morocco-backed boards gilt; top edge gilt, the others uncut; pp. (iv) + 200, 12 coloured etchings. Some spotting and toning to edges.
A collection of anecdotes of a life at sea, which were, according to the Introduction, originally published in the Literary Gazette newspaper. The author, Mathew Henry Barker (1790-1846), served on an East Indiaman, but regularly contributed articles to various journals.
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A Thing! That Drinks and Smokes.
A Thing! That Drinks and Smokes. A Man! Who Thinks and Acts.
Johnston sc. Geo: Cruikshank.
London: William Tweedie, 337, Strand.
Hand-coloured engraving. Sheet: 400 x 280mm Laid on card.
A Temperance placard warning against the dangers of drinking. The image shows an unhealthy looking figure offering a young man, walking back from his work at Crystal Palace, a beer. The young worker refuses the beer. Below the image are two accounts, one for each of the figures, each warn against the dangers or drink and project the benefits of drinking water.
[Ref: 46636]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Set of lithographs by George Cruikshank illustrating the letters of the alphabet, with three of Cruikshanks 'Months of the Year' and a landscape watercolour]
[Set of lithographs by George Cruikshank illustrating the letters of the alphabet, with three of Cruikshanks 'Months of the Year' and a landscape watercolour]
Fifteen etchings glued to album sheets, very rare each alphabet image approx 115 x 75mm (4½ x 3").
Set of etchings by George Cruikshank, who after specialising in biting political satire in the early part of his career developed a second career as a gently humorous illustrator.
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Anglo-Gallic Salutations in London_or  Practice makes perfect!
Anglo-Gallic Salutations in London_or Practice makes perfect! "Gode a morning Sare, did it rain towmorrow? "yase it vas"
G.C.k sculp.
Pub.d June 6th 1822 by G. Humphrey- 27 S.t James's Stre.t London.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; staining.
A comic scene in which two French men staying in London greet each other in ungrammatical English outside the White Bear, Piccadilly. 'The Original Paris Coach Office' advertising coaches to France. Pair to 'Anglo-Parisian Salutations' (ref. 43642). Etching by George Cruikshank (1792-1878). The son of a notable satirist (who died following a drinking match when George was only 19, leaving him as the family breadwinner), Cruikshank was a prolific and celebrated caricaturist from an early age. Alongside contemporaries such as Rowlandson and Gillray, he ridiculed the excesses of late Georgian Britain with devastating effectiveness (George IV eventually paid him 'not to caricature His Majesty in any immoral situation'). In the 1830s he left behind single-sheet satires such as this to begin a second career as a book illustrator, working with Charles Dickens and other leading writers.
BM Satire 14440.
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Anglo-Parisian Salutations_or  Practice par excellence!
Anglo-Parisian Salutations_or Practice par excellence! "Commong porty vous munseer?_O Oui_il est un tres belle jour"!
G.C.k sculp.
Pub.d June 10th 1822 by G. Humphrey- 27 S.t James's Stre.t London.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13½"). Trimmed to printed border, edges messy.
A comic scene in which two English men staying in Paris greet each other in stilted French. On the walls are various posters for plays and operas such as 'Jean Bull en Paris'.
BM Satire 14441.
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Archery.
Archery.
Sketched Etched & Published by George Cruikshank. [n.d., c.1835.]
Etching on india laid paper, 190 x 280mm. 7½ x 11".
Eight vignettes, featuring female hairstyles, the largest showing putti in an archery tournament. A satirical print from 'My Sketch Book' 1834 by George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878).
[Ref: 12017]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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A Scene, after the Battle of Vittoria or,- More Trophies for White-Hall!!!
A Scene, after the Battle of Vittoria or,- More Trophies for White-Hall!!!
G. Cruikshank px.t.
Pub.d. July 10.th. 1819 by T. Tegg. 111 Cheapside.
Hand-coloured etching. Paper watermarked '1819'; Plate: 350 x 245mm, (13¾ x 9¾"). Staining.
Satire commenting on the Duke of Wellington's defeat of the French under Marshal Baptiste Jourdan at the Battle of Vittoria in 1813. This victory eventually led to victory in the Peninsular War. A Portugese officer hands Jorden's 'rollingpin' (Marshal's Baton) to a mounted Wellington.
BM Satire: 12071.
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Napoleon, When First Consul, & Madame Josephine. (His First Wife) in the Garden at Malmaison.
Napoleon, When First Consul, & Madame Josephine. (His First Wife) in the Garden at Malmaison.
Drawn and Engraved by Mr George Cruikshank from the Original Portraits executed by Isabey Miniature Painter to Napoleon
Published Nov. 26 1824 by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill
Aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 210 x 290mm (8¼ x 11½"). Folds as issued.
Aquatint by the famous satirist George Cruikshank, assembled from a composite of works by Jean-Baptiste Isabey, including Bonaparte at Malmaison (exh. Salon 1802; Malmaison, Château N.) and Empress Josephine (after 1803; Angers, Mus. Turpin de Crissé). Originally published in William Henry Ireland's 'The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte volume I' (1828).
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W. Bridle Gaoler of Ilchester.
W. Bridle Gaoler of Ilchester. Removed by Hunt for miscondunt. [in manuscript.]
[George Cruikshank.]
[1821.]
Etching. Sheet: 110 x 170mm (4¼ x 6¾").
A full length portrait of William Bridle, gaoler of Ilchester Bastille, shown within the prison holding leg irons, manacles and a hangman's noose. Radical activist Henry Hunt was imprisioned for his role in a rally in Manchester which came to be known as the Peterloo Masscare, he served his term in Ilchester Prison and whilst there brought a case against the gaoler William Bridle for drunkeness, gambling, neglect of duty, licentiousness towards female prisoners and torture. Bridle was found guilty and removed. This portrait is the frontispeice to 'Investigation at Ilchester Gaol in the county of Somerset into the conduct of William Bridle the Gaoler, before the commissioner appointed by the crown' published in 1821.
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Buy a Broom?!!
Buy a Broom?!!
John Birch del- Query - fecit. [G. Cruikshank.]
London Pubd May 13th 1825 by S.W. Fores 41 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching, image 260 x 180mm. 10¼ x 7". Trimmed to plate. Trace of glue stains, from verso.
Lord Chancellor Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868); wearing barrister's wig and bands, and over this a bodice and petticoat, all topped off with a spotted conical cap tied around his chin. He is likened to a street-seller of brooms, implying venality. By George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878).
BM Satires 14769.
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The 'ne plus ultra' of 'Life in London'.
The 'ne plus ultra' of 'Life in London'. Kate, Sue, Tom, Jerry and Logic, viewing the Throne Room at Carlton House.
Drawn & Engraved by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, March 1. 1821.
Coloured aquatint. 140 x 230mm (5½ x 9"). Stitch holes within plate.
The suptious throne room of Carlton House, with a guide speaking to Tom who stands with a courtesan on each arm, while Jerry and Logic gaze at the splendour. Corinthian Kate and her friend Sue are supposed to be Mrs. Maples, a notorious courtesan, and Harriette Wilson. From Pierce Egan's ' Life in London, or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis', originally issued as a monthly journal at a shilling a time, illustrated by George Cruikshank (1792–1878).
Abbey: Life 281; BM Satires 14337.
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A R-Y-L Visit to a Foreign Capital or the Ambassador not at home.
A R-Y-L Visit to a Foreign Capital or the Ambassador not at home.
[after George Cruikshank.]
[n.d., c.1817.]
Coloured etching with small margins. 265 x 335mm (10½ x 13¼"). Paper watermarked 'W. Pickering & Co 1816'. Trimmed to plate at top, some wear to top edge. Some staining & creasing.
Princess Caroline of Brunswick and Bartolomeo Pergami arriving at the British embassy in Vienna in an open coach. The ambassador, Lord Stewart, had been commissioned to collect evidence of her behaviour for the royal divorce. A reversed copy of Cruikshank's etching.
See BM Satire 12889 for Cruikshank's original.
[Ref: 31466]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Christian Slavery at Algiers.
Christian Slavery at Algiers. Capt. Croker Visiting the Hospitals at Algiers. [&] Cap.t Croker Horror Stricken at Algiers.
G. Cruikshank fec.
[n.d., c.1816.]
Pair of etchings. Sheet: 250 x 100mm (9¾ x 4"). Images and title trimmed and laid on album sheet.
Two scenes showing Captain Croker's discovery of European slaves in Algiers, between the 16th-19th centuries the corsairs of the Barbary states would raid small coastal towns in the Mediterrenean and ships, selling those they captured into slavery. Croker had been a commander of one of the ships Lord Exmouth had sent to attack Algiers in an attempt to end the slavery practices and free European slaves. The scenes show Croker visiting the hospital in which many slaves were treated for injuries and Croker watching lines of slaves being driven back to the city after working in the fields. Illustrations from 'Cruelties of the Algerine pirates...',1816 by William Hone.
[Ref: 41902]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Comic Almanak, for 1847: An Ephemeris in Jest and Ernest, containing 'All Things Fitting for such a Work.'
The Comic Almanak, for 1847: An Ephemeris in Jest and Ernest, containing 'All Things Fitting for such a Work.' By Ricdum Funnidos, Gent. Adorned with Numerous Humorous Illustrations: - And a Dozen of 'Right Merrie' Cuts pertaining to the Months.
By George Cruikshank.
London Imprinted for David Bogue, Bibliopolist, in Fleet Street. Vizetelly Brothers & Co. Printers, Peterborough Court, 135 Fleet Street.
Very small 4to, original half calf gilt with marbled boards, maroon morocco title label on spine; pp. 64, twelve wood-engraved plates, Bookplate E. C. Grant on front pastedown, some pages toned, one text page with a tear.
A mixture of useful dates (i.e. when the British Museum is open), satire and caricature. The last plate is 'The Banquet of the Black Dolls' with a page of text. In ink 'To Edward C. Grant esq with thanks for his assistance from the Author.
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The Bottle. In Eight Plates.
The Bottle. In Eight Plates.
Designed and etched by George Cruikshank. Dedicated to Joseph Adshead, Esq., of Manchester.
London: Published for the Artist, by David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street. Printed at the surface press, Glyphographic blocks, by Spottiswoode and Shaw, New-street-Square, London. [n.d., c.1847.]
A complete set of 8 glyphographic prints with original wrappers, rare complete. A manuscript dedication signed in ink on the cover by the artist reads, 'Richard Potter Esqr. with the complt.s of Mr. Geo. Cruikshank'. Size: 600 x 370mm (23½ x 14½"). Large tears to title. Some small tears to edges of sheets.
The tragic tale of 'The Bottle', illustrated by George Cruikshank. Plate I: The bottle is brought out for the first time: the husband induces his wife 'just to take a drop'. Plate II: He is discharged from his employment for drunkeness: they pawn their clothes to supply the bottle. Plate III: An execution sweeps off the greater part of their furniture: they comfort themselves with the bottle. Plate IV: Unable to obtain employment, thy are driven by poverty into the streets to beg, and by this means they still supply the bottle. Plate V: Cold, misery, and want destroy their youngest child: they console themselves with the bottle. Plate VI: Fearful quarrels, and brutal violence, are the consequences if the frequent use of the bottle. Plate VII: The husband, in a state of furious drunkeness, kills his wife with the instrument of all their misery. Plate VIII: The bottle has done it's work - it has destroyed the infant and the mother, it has brought the son and the daughter to vice and to the streets, and has left the father a hopeless maniac. For the sequel to this set, 'The Drunkard's Children', see item ref: 35415.
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Inconveniences of a Crowded Drawing Room
Inconveniences of a Crowded Drawing Room
Cruikshank fecit [c.1820]
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark 265 x 370mm (10½ x 14½") very large margins. Paper watermarked 1815.
Contemporary copy in reverse of George Cruikshank's famous satire, set at the Queen's House (now Buckingham Palace). On the left is a portrait of the Prince Regent in hussar uniform standing by a charger.
BM Satires 13046 (copy).
[Ref: 41490]   £260.00  
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[Lithographic designs by George Cruikshank, signed by the artist]
[Lithographic designs by George Cruikshank, signed by the artist] Reissue of Scraps & Sketches by George Cruikshank in Monthly Parts Half a Crown [...]
[George Cruikshank, c.1854]
86 Fleet Street W. Kent & Co Late David Bogue
Lithograph, 270 x 360mm (10½ x 14¼"). Glued to backing sheet, wormhole bottom left; frontispiece to Cruikshank's 'Illustrations of Time' verso. Inscribed 'To the Editor of the Morning Post with the compliments of George Cruikshank'
'About 1854 Cruikshank intended to publish "Re-issue of Scraps and Sketches in monthly parts...to be completed in ten parts." [...] For this issue the artist executed a lithographic design for the wrappers, and the work was published by "W. Kent & Co., late Bogue" (Cohn).
Cohn 180
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The Dancing Lesson [set of four]
The Dancing Lesson [set of four]
Etch.d by G Cruik_k
[Published by H. Humphrey, St. James's Street, 1822-5]
Four etchings with hand-colouring, each sheet approx. 125 x 165mm (5 x 6½"). Each trimmed inside platemark. Remains of scrap sheet verso at corners.
Four etchings published over a period of four years, showing a dancing master instructing children while accompanying them on the violin. Etched by George Cruikshank (1792-1878). The son of a notable satirist (who died following a drinking match when George was only 19, leaving him as the family breadwinner), Cruikshank was a prolific and celebrated caricaturist from an early age. Alongside contemporaries such as Rowlandson and Gillray, he ridiculed the excesses of late Georgian Britain with devastating effectiveness (George IV eventually paid him 'not to caricature His Majesty in any immoral situation'). These prints date from the time when Cruikshank left behind political satire and moved into humorous book illustration.
BM Satires 14436 [1]; 14899 [3, in 1835 reissue only]; 14890 [4, in 1835 reissue only].
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Tugging at a Eye_Tooth.
Tugging at a Eye_Tooth.
A.E. Inv.t G. Cruikshank fec.t
Pub.d by G. Humphrey 27st James's St London Nov.r 1. 1821
Fine hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 255 x 210mm (10 x 8¼"). Trimed to printed border. Remains of album sheet at corners.
A scene in a dentist's surgery showing a small, squat dentist, standing on a stool and pulling out the tooth of a woman who is in pain. The woman, kicking out her leg in agony knocks over a basin causing a little dog to bark. Bloody teeth dangle from strings in the window and the bookcase behind them contains books such as 'Frankenstein', 'Tales of the Devil', 'Treatise on Tooth Powder & Brushes' and 'Miseries of Human Life'.
BM Satire 14311.
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Napoleon Defeating the Mamelukes, at the Battle of the Pyramids, near Cairo.
Napoleon Defeating the Mamelukes, at the Battle of the Pyramids, near Cairo.
Engraved by Mr. George Cruikshank, from the Original design of Swebach, originally Published at Paris, and Dedicated to the Grand Army.
Published October 7 1823, by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill.
Hand-coloured aquatint. 210 x 299mm. 8¼ x 11½". Folds as published. Cut and damaged.
In 1798, Napoleon defeated Mameluke troops in the Battle of the Pyramids. It was fought during France's Egyptian Campaign and was the battle where Napoleon put into use one of his significant contributions to tactics, the massive divisional square, which sought to force the enemy into an inescapable situation. From "The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte".
Cohn: 435.
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Probable Effects of Over Female Emigration, or, Importing the Fair Sex from the Savage Islands in consequence of Exporting all our own to Australia!!!!
Probable Effects of Over Female Emigration, or, Importing the Fair Sex from the Savage Islands in consequence of Exporting all our own to Australia!!!!
Designed & etched by George Cruikshank.
[1851, but later.]
Etching. Sheet 155 x 395mm (6 x 15½") Trimmed, laid on album paper.
A variety of white men stand in a port, watching with dismay the landing of a group of caricatured Black women, some in tribal costume. It was drawn and etched by George Cruikshank (1792-1878) and was originally published by David Bogue for Cruikshank's 'The Comic Almanack 1851'; however this example has the publication line erased.
[Ref: 41930]   £130.00  
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November_ (Old Style) ___
November_ (Old Style) ___ "Hover thro' the fog & filthy air" ___
Etched by G.C.
London Pub.d Nov.r 30 1822 by G. Humphrey 27 St James's St
Aquatint with hand-colouring, platemark 130 x 165mm (5 x 6½"). Paper watermarked 'Whatman 1823'; crease.
Satire on the notoriously impenetrable London fog (which seems to have been particularly bad in November), with quote from the witches in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' making humorous comparison with the Scottish moors. Etched by George Cruikshank (1792-1878). The son of a notable satirist (who died following a drinking match when George was only 19, leaving him as the family breadwinner), Cruikshank was a prolific and celebrated caricaturist from an early age. Alongside contemporaries such as Rowlandson and Gillray, he ridiculed the excesses of late Georgian Britain with devastating effectiveness (George IV eventually paid him 'not to caricature His Majesty in any immoral situation').
BM Satires 14434; for another satire on November London fog see ref. 2322.
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The Graces they were culling posies and found young love among the roses.
The Graces they were culling posies and found young love among the roses.
[George Cruikshank]
[n.d., c.1818.]
Coloured lithograph. 250 x 305mm.
Three old crones finding Cupid asleep.
COHN: 1168; BM 13133.
[Ref: 1470]   £240.00  
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Looking for Lodgings.
Looking for Lodgings. 'This is all I have ma'm: I have just let the last tent on the tiles to a foreign nobleman.'
George Cruikshank.
[London: David Bogue, 1851.]
Etching. 155 x 255mm, 6 x 10".
A group of four adults, presumably "Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and family", being shown to a single hammock. Illustration from Henry Mayhew's "The World's show, 1851, or, The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and family". Early in the season the tickets for the Great Exhibition were 3 guineas (£275 today), reducing to £1, five shillings, and finally (in the height of the summer, with the wealthy escaped from London) to 1 shilling (£4.35). 4.5 million 1-shilling tickets were sold.
[Ref: 16953]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Hard Times. Term Time. Worse and Worse, Semper Idem!!
Hard Times. Term Time. Worse and Worse, Semper Idem!!
Designed Etched & Published by George Cruickshank May 1st 1827.
Coloured etching. Sheet 270 x 370mm (10½ x 14½"). Some staining.
Five vignettes of poverty on one plate: a man's nose held to a grindstone; ragged beggars singing; a lawyer in front of the Law Courts giving the parties half an oyster shell each and keeping the oyster; a cleric in prison braking rocks; and a sleeping butcher in his almost empty shop. At the time England was suffering from the effects of the Corn Laws; by keeping the cost of corn high to protect the landowners the government caused extreme hardship for workers. Also, as they had to pay high wages in order for their workers to be able to eat, the laws were troublesome for the manufacturers.
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If Horses won't do, Asses will.
If Horses won't do, Asses will. A New f_Arse as lately performed at Covent Garden for the Benefit of M.r Liston with unbound applause, being Mr Neddy's de Boue.
[G. Cruikshank.]
Publish'd by S. Fores 50 Picadilla june 27 1818.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 335 x 240mm (13¼ x 9½"). Trimmed and stained.
A scene in Covent Garden with Mr Liston on stage in the character of Lord Grizzle riding a donkey urinating and excreting violently over the cast and audience.
BM Satire 13041.
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[Two plates from 'Illustrations of Time']
[Two plates from 'Illustrations of Time']
Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank [1827]
Two etchings, each sheet approx. 275 x 290mm (10¾ x 11½"). Glued to opposite sides of same backing sheet.
Two sheets of images from 'Illustrations of Time' by George Cruikshank, published in 1827, including a real tennis scene. Cruikshank (1792-1878) was an English caricaturist and book illustrator. Cruikshank started out as a political satirist in the same vein as Gillray and Rowlandson, whose work was so powerful that in 1820 he received a royal bribe of £100 for a pledge not to caricature His Majesty King George III. In later life Cruikshank had a second career as a prolific book illustrator : 'Illustrations of Time' was one of several such volumes he published in the 1820s. From the 1840s onwards Cruikshank devoted much of his time towards championing temperance- his career therefore encapsulating the shift from Regency to Victorian morality.
BM Satires 15474-5
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Jack's Trump of Defiance
Jack's Trump of Defiance
G. Cruikshank fec.t
London Pub.d April 1825 by J Robins & Co Ivy Lane P N Row
Etching and aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 190 x 250mm (7½ x 9¾").
One of twelve etchings by George Cruikshank illustrating 'Greenwich Hospital: a series of Naval Sketches, descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man. By an Old Sailor' (London: 1826). These illustrations were some of Cruikshank's first after the famous caricaturist began his second career as a book illustrator, in which he worked with Charles Dickens amongst others. A related drawing is in the Morgan Library & Museum, New York.
Abbey 226.2
[Ref: 43331]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Juliet and the Nurse.
Juliet and the Nurse.
[George Cruikshank.]
[S.W.Fores, n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured lithograph. 230 x 290mm.
COHN: 1269; BM 12692A.
[Ref: 1437]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Jumping in Sacks.
Jumping in Sacks.
[Drawn by W.H.Pyne.] Engraved by G.Hunt. Rob.t Cruikshank, fecit. [Etched by Cruikshank.]
[Published by Pyall & Hunt, 18 Tavistock Str.t Covent Garden.]
Coloured aquatint with etching. Sheet 230 x 310mm (9 x 12¼"). Trimmed to printed border and around title, losing most of the inscriptions, laid on album paper.
A sack race, with yokels in sacks tied around their necks, two falling over each other.
BM: 15009. Hickman: p.105.
[Ref: 44277]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Loaf Lecture.
The Loaf Lecture. "A fair day's wages for a fair day's labour" is a very good maxim, and a very favourite one, with English working men [...]
G. Cruik.k J. Johnstone
London: William Tweedie, 337, Strand. [c.1855]
Rare woodcut with hand-colouring and letterpress, sheet 455 x 280mm (18 x 11"). Folds and tears.
Scene contrasting the lifestyles of two neighbours working for similar wages. One (in whose home the scene is set) has a tidy home, a respectably-dressed family, and eats healthily. The other stuggles to feed his family, furnish his home, and dresses himself and his family in rags. The difference between them is that one is teetotal and the other drinks, and the former explains this by setting out the financial and health benefits of how barley is used to make bread as opposed to beer. One of a set of seven 'Temperance Placards', with image designed by George Cruikshank (1792-1878). The son of a notable satirist (who died following a drinking match when George was only 19, leaving him as the family breadwinner), Cruikshank was a prolific and celebrated caricaturist from an early age. Alongside contemporaries such as Rowlandson and Gillray, he ridiculed the excesses of late Georgian Britain with devastating effectiveness (George IV eventually paid him 'not to caricature His Majesty in any immoral situation'). However, in later life Cruikshank's work became increasingly didactic. After designing his series 'The Bottle' (1847) Cruikshank decided to become teetotal himself, and work for the temperance cause consumed a large amount of his time from then until the end of his life. The 'Temperance Placards' are typical examples of the projects he now favoured.
Cohn 2028; for 'The Bottle' see ref. 35414
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Tom, Jerry and Logic, in characters at the Grand Carnival.
Tom, Jerry and Logic, in characters at the Grand Carnival.
Drawn & Engraved by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, March 1. 1821.
Coloured aquatint. 140 x 230mm (5½ x 9"). Stitch holes within plate. Cut to plate.
An acted representation of the 'Grand Carnival', at the English Opera House (the Lyceum Theatre), with the pit and stage thrown together and crowded with revellers. The characters include a tiny Richard III, imitating Kean, a Puss in Boots, a man in armour, a nun (being chatted-up by Tom) Jerry as a monk and Logic as an undertaker. From Pierce Egan's ' Life in London, or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis', originally issued as a monthly journal at a shilling a time, illustrated by George Cruikshank (1792–1878).
Abbey: Life 281.
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Napoleon's Decisive Victory over the Austrians, at the Battle of Marengo.
Napoleon's Decisive Victory over the Austrians, at the Battle of Marengo.
Engraved by Mr. George Cruikshank, from the original design of C. Vernet, executed at Paris, by I. Duplessi Bertaux.
Published Aug.t 14 ,1824 by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill.
Hand-coloured aquatint. 210 x 310mm. 8¼ x 12¼". Folds as published.
The Battle of Marengo, fought on 14 June 1800, saw a decisive French Victory over the Austrians. The French overcame General Michael von Melas's surprise attack near the end of the day, driving the Austrians out of Italy, and enhancing Napoleon's politial position in Paris as First Consul of France. From "The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte".
Cohn: 435.
[Ref: 26482]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Dancing Dolls or 'Les Marionettes à Londres'_.
Dancing Dolls or 'Les Marionettes à Londres'_.
JTS Esq inv.t G.Cruik fec.t
Pub.d Jany. 15 1823 by G Humphrey 27 S.t James's S.t London.
Hand-etching. Sheet: 175 x 140mm, (7 x 5½"). Trimmed to printed border, some light staining. Laid on album sheet.
A scene in which three children play with puppets in the street while a man and a milkmaid look on.
[Ref: 41522]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The R-l Masquerarde.
The R-l Masquerarde. Letter of the Black Dwarf in London to the Yellow Bonze in Japan [...]
[By George Cruikshank; published by John Fairburn c.1818.]
Etching with hand-colouring, rare, sheet 215 x 260mm (8½ x 10¼"). Trimmed, losing long letterpress text below image.
Comprehensive satire on the prince Regent, his brothers and his ministers (as made explicit in the long letterpress text originally accompanying this text). The 'Black Dwarf' in the image is the short black man on the right. Etched by George Cruikshank (1792-1878). The son of a notable satirist (who died following a drinking match when George was only 19, leaving him as the family breadwinner), Cruikshank was a prolific and celebrated caricaturist from an early age. Alongside contemporaries such as Rowlandson and Gillray, he ridiculed the excesses of the Regent and his circle with devastating effectiveness (George IV eventually paid him 'not to caricature His Majesty in any immoral situation').
BM Satires 12994
[Ref: 45884]   £220.00  
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Jerry 'beat to a stand still'! Dr. Please'em's Prescription. Tom and Logic's condolence; and the 'Slaveys' on the alert.
Jerry 'beat to a stand still'! Dr. Please'em's Prescription. Tom and Logic's condolence; and the 'Slaveys' on the alert.
Drawn & Engraved by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, July 1 1821.
Coloured aquatint. 140 x 230mm (5½ x 9"). Stitch holes within plate.
Jerry's lodgings at Corinthian House', with him being attended by a doctor, thin and pale. Tom sits facing him, holding his top-hat. Logic, on a visit from the Fleet, addresses a buxom maidservant ('slavey', a maid of all work in a boardinghouse) who puts a warming-pan into a large canopied bed, while an older woman mixes gruel. From Pierce Egan's ' Life in London, or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis', originally issued as a monthly journal at a shilling a time, illustrated by George Cruikshank (1792–1878). The first recorded use of the word 'slavey' is on p. 174 of this book.
Abbey: Life 281; BM Satires 14354.
[Ref: 34348]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Ancient military dandies of 1450 -
Ancient military dandies of 1450 - Sketch'd by permission from the Originals in the Grand Armory at the Gothic Hall Pall-Mall. Modern military dandies - of 1819 - Sketch'd without permission from the Life.
Etched by G. Cruikshank.
Pub.d Feb.y 1819 by G. Humphrey 27 St James's Street London.
Coloured etching. J. Whatman watermark; Sheet 265 x 360mm (10½ x 14¼"). Trimmed to coloured border.
A satire on the Regent's insistence on exotic and extravagant uniforms and on the Gothic décor of Carlton House. Contemporary officers and their escorts visit an exhibition of mediaeval armour, displayed under gothic arches. A Life Guards officer and a Lancer officer walk arm-in-arm, both wearing elaborate helmets and the Waterloo medal; a short and obese Guards officer wears a monstrous bearskin and the Peninsular medal as well as the Waterloo. The two women present both have their faces hidden by bonnets.
BM Satires 13202.
[Ref: 39325]   £260.00  
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The Attack and Capture of Naples, by the French, after a Most Obstinate Resistance.
The Attack and Capture of Naples, by the French, after a Most Obstinate Resistance.
Engraved by Mr. George Cruikshank, from the original design of C. Vernet, executed at Paris, by I. Duplessi Bertaux.
Published December 27, 1823, by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill.
Hand-coloured aquatint. 210 x 306mm. 8¼ x 12". Folds as published. Some creasing and soiling.
Part of the Neopolitan War as fought between the Kingdom of Naples and the Austrian Empire. It started on 15 March 1815 when Joachim Murat declared war on Austria and ended on 20 May 1815 with the signing of the Treaty of Casalanza. From "The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte".
Cohn: 435.
[Ref: 26483]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Tomb of Napoleon.
The Tomb of Napoleon.
Sketched Etched and Published by G. Cruikshank. [n.d., c.1834.]
Etching on india laid paper, 190 x 280mm. 7½ x 11".
A view of the island of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean, where Napoleon Bonaparte died on 5th May 1821, surrounded by eight military and Napoleonic vignettes. A satirical print from 'My Sketch Book' 1834 by George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878).
[Ref: 12016]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Napoleon Receiving the Sword of General Mack, on the Capitulation of Ulm.
Napoleon Receiving the Sword of General Mack, on the Capitulation of Ulm.
Engraved by Mr. George Cruikshank, from the Original design of Swebach, Published at Paris.
Published Dec. 29. 1824, by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill.
Hand-coloured aquatint. 210 x 280mm. 8¼ x 11". Folds as published. Very cut at right.
The surrender of Karl Freiherr Mack von Leiberich (1752-1828), the Austrian soldier who capitulated to Napoleon's Grande Armee in the Battle of Ulm in 1805. From "The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte".
Cohn: 435.
[Ref: 26480]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Battle of the Nile.
The Battle of the Nile.
G Cruikshank rec.t
London Pub.d July 1st 1825 by J. Robins & Co Ivy Lane
Etching with fine hand-colouring, sheet 185 x 250mm (7¼ x 9¾").
The parlour of 'The Jolly Sailor'; a gathering of old sailors, most of them wounded, one of whom relates a description of Nelson's victory at the Nile. Paintings of naval engagements on the walls and a publican observing. Illustration, by George Cruikshank, to Matthew Henry Barker, 'Greenwich Hospital; a Series of Naval Sketches, descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man'.
For Barker's 'Greenwich Hospital' see ref. 21740.
[Ref: 43845]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Phrenological Illustrations.
Phrenological Illustrations.
by George Cruikshank.
London: Published by Geroge Cruikshank, Myddelton Terrace, Pentoville; And Sold By J. Robins And Co. Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row: S. Knights, Sweetings's Alley, Royal Exhange; And G. Humphrey, 24, St. James's Street [n.d., 1826].
Oblong folio, original printed wrapper.; text page, six etched plates, as called for, with contemporary guard leaves. Foxing and staining, with tatty extremities.
George Cruikshank's (1792 - 1878) satirical take on the theories of Franz Joseph Gall (1758 - 1828) and Johann Caspar Spurzheim (1776 ? 1832). Principal human faculties and emotions are illustrated by five humerous vignette images per plate. Gall was a neuroanatomist, physiologist, and pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain. Spurzheim attended the lectures of Gall and became a disciple, accompanying him on a lecturing tour through Central Europe, and settling with him in 1807 in Paris; in 1813 he separated from Gall, and went to lecture in England with much acceptance. He wrote numerous works bearing on phrenology, education, etc. All plates inscribed 'Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank August 1st. 1826'.
[Ref: 9088]   £250.00   view all images for this item
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Drawing. Colour. Space. Form. Order.
Drawing. Colour. Space. Form. Order. P.3.
Designed, Etched & Published by Geo.e Cruikshank _ August 1.st 1826.
Etching. Plate 253 x 300mm (10 x 11¾").
A satire on 'Drawing' and the different components of the 'art', shows a black man smoking a cigar. From Cruikshank's series of 'Phrenological Illustrations'.
BM Satires: 15194; for the complete series in wrappers see ref. 9088.
[Ref: 30361]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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La Promenade.
La Promenade.
Etched by G. Cruikshank.
Pub.d July 8.th 1822 by G. Humphrey 27 St James's St, London.
Hand-coloured etching, J Whatman watermark; Sheet: 160 x 125mm (6¼ x 5"). Trimmed to printed border. Remains of album sheet at corners.
A scene in which two couples dance the waltz energetically.
BM Satire 14437
[Ref: 41518]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rights of Women or the Effects of Female Enfranchisement.
The Rights of Women or the Effects of Female Enfranchisement. The Comic Almanack for 1859.
Designed & Etched by George Cruikshank.
Pub.d by D Bogue 86 Fleet Street London.
Etching. Sheet: 400 x 165mm, (15¾ x 6½"). Creases as issued, laid on card with some staining.
A scene ridiculing the idea of woman's suffrage in which a large crowd of men and women gather at a stage, the women turn all their attention to a handsome candidate, Sir Charles Darling, while a more rotund man is ignored. Figures in the crowd hold signs saying 'Vote for the Ladies Champion' and 'Do not Vote for Ugly Old Stingy'.
[Ref: 40922]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Indian Rubber.
Indian Rubber.
Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank. Myddleton Terrace Pentonville - August 1st 1834.
Etching on india laid paper, 190 x 280mm. 7½ x 11".
Four Indian figures playing cards at a table surrounded by sketches of black people, including a 'negro driver'. Also a wry observation on the recent Slavery Abolition Act 1833 upper centre, a plump black slave-master with a whip supervising four white slaves as they hoe a field. A satirical print from 'My Sketch Book' by George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878).
[Ref: 12019]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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A Shilling Well Laid Out.
A Shilling Well Laid Out. Tom and Jerry at the Exhibition of Pictures at the Royal Academy.
Drawn & Engraved by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, July 1. 1821.
Coloured aquatint. 140 x 230mm (5½ x 9"). Stitch holes within plate. Cut to plate.
An exhibition at Somerset House. From Pierce Egan's ' Life in London, or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis', originally issued as a monthly journal at a shilling a time, illustrated by George Cruikshank (1792–1878).
Abbey: Life 281.
[Ref: 34342]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)

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Napoleon and His Army, Effecting the Wonderful Passage of the Alps, at Mount St. Bernard.
Napoleon and His Army, Effecting the Wonderful Passage of the Alps, at Mount St. Bernard.
Engraved by Mr. George Cruikshank, from the original design of C. Vernet, executed at Paris, by I. Duplessi Bertaux.
Published July 1. 1823, by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill.
Hand-coloured aquatint. 210 x 285mm. 8¼ x 11¼". Folds as published. Cut to image on right.
Napoleon and his army crossing through the Great St Bernard Pass in 1800 to Italy. From "The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte".
Cohn: 435.
[Ref: 26478]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Napoleon at the Passage and Battle of the River Tagliamento.
Napoleon at the Passage and Battle of the River Tagliamento.
Engraved by Mr. George Cruikshank, from the original design of C. Vernet, executed at Paris, by I. Duplessi Bertaux.
Published Sept.r 11. 1823, by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill.
Hand-coloured aquatint. 210 x 285mm. 8¼ x 11¼". Folds as published.
Whilst General Joubert was still near Primolano, Napoleon marched with 32,000 men, protected by a guarding force of 11,000 under Massena, to the Tagliamento River. Near Valvasone Napoleon and Massena’s forces rushed the Tagliamento under the cover of heavy artillery fire and forced the Austrians back to Udine. This was the beginning of the march that led to Loeben and the Peace of Campo Formio. From "The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte".
Cohn: 435.
[Ref: 26479]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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An Introduction. - Gay moments of Logic, Jerry, Tom and Corinthian Kate.
An Introduction. - Gay moments of Logic, Jerry, Tom and Corinthian Kate.
Drawn & Engraved by I.R. & G. Cruikshank.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, July 2, 1821.
Coloured aquatint. 140 x 230mm (5½ x 9"). Stitch holes within plate. Cut to plate.
In a well-furnished room Tom and Kate (a courtesan) waltz gracefully, to music played by Logic at the piano. Jerry sits on a couch with a second courtesan, Sue. Both women wear evening dress with long gloves. Corinthian Kate and her friend Sue are supposed to be Mrs. Maples, a notorious courtesan, and Harriette Wilson. From Pierce Egan's ' Life in London, or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis', originally issued as a monthly journal at a shilling a time, illustrated by George Cruikshank (1792–1878).
Abbey: Life 281; BM Satires 14334.
[Ref: 34351]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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