Guide to the George Cruikshank Etchings MS.P.077

Finding aid prepared by Christine Kim and Zoe MacLeod
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
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© 2012


Title: George Cruikshank etchings
Identifier/Call Number: MS.P.077
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1822-1826
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: This collection contains five etchings by George Cruikshank titled "Mushroom Monstrosities" and "The Dancing Lesson," which is made up of four plates. All five plates are colored. The images measure 5 1/8 x 6 3/8 inches.
Creator: Cruikshank, George

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

George Cruikshank etchings. MS-P077. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
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Acquisition Information

Source and dates unknown.

Processing History

Processed by Christine Kim and Zoe MacLeod, 2012.

Historical Background

George Cruikshank, born in 1792, was a British caricaturist and a book illustrator in the 19th century. He was known for his etchings that portrayed the royal family and leading politicians. He also illustrated books, including some of Charles Dickens' works. Cruikshank was a renowned caricaturist and was one of England's most popular satirists. He died in 1878.

Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains five etchings by George Cruikshank titled "Mushroom Monstrosities" and "The Dancing Lesson," which is made up of four plates. All five plates are colored. The images measure 5 1/8 x 6 3/8 inches.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dance
Etchings -- 19th century -- Color.
Satire, English