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Guide to the Richard Vogler Cruikshank Collection
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Description
In 1989 UCLA Chancellor Charles E. Young acquired the Richard Vogler Cruikshank Collection on behalf of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts. Comprising 3,500 works on paper--drawings, prints, illustrated books, serials, and pamphlets, as well as letters and autographs--the Vogler Cruikshank collection is the most comprehensive holding of works by George, Isaac, and Robert Cruikshank in the western United States. Richard Vogler, a distinguished collector and university professor, built his collection of works by and about the Cruikshanks carefully, studiously, and with great dedication over many years.
Background
George Cruikshank (1792-1878) was a popular nineteenth-century British artist, widely recognized for his work as a caricaturist and book illustrator. George and his elder brother Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856) learned the craft of design, collaboration, and printmaking from their father, the noted caricaturist Isaac Cruikshank (1748-1811). George Cruikshank was also greatly influenced by predecessor William Hogarth (1697-1764) and early contemporaries Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) and James Gillray (1757-1815).
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For publication information, please contact Claudine Dixon, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, cdixon@arts.ucla.edu
Availability
Collection is open for research.