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Finding Aid for the An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank 1808-1877
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"An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank by W.M. Thackeray; and additional memoirs by Hamilton, Stephens, Wilson, Bates and others" is in seven volumes dating from 1808 to 1877. The collection was purchased by William Andrews Clark from George M. Millard in 1917. The books are bound in green morocco by Rivière. The compiler is unidentified; John B. Gough (1817-1886), an eminent collector of Cruikshankiana, is possibly the creator.
The artist George Cruikshank was born in London in 1792. He is often considered a humorist, satirist and caricaturist of British political and social life. His father Isaac Cruikshank (1756-1811) also worked as an artist and engraver, and it is he who encouraged and nurtured the talent of his son from an early age. George Cruikshank died in London in 1878.
7 volumes
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts or posters must be submitted in writing to the Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Collection is open for research.