George Cuikshank (September 27, 1792- Februrary 1, 1878) was born in London, England.
His father, Isaac Cruikshank, was one of the leading caricaturists of the 1790s and
George worked as his father's apprentice and assistant. George's brother, Isaac Robert,
also followed in his father's footsteps as a caricaturist and illustrator. George
Cruikshank started to focus on book illustrations. His illustrations range from his
first major work, Egans Life in London to Dickens' Oliver Twist. After 1850, Cruikshank's
focus changed to his obsession with temperance and anti-smoking. Cruikshank developed
palsy later in his life and his work declined in quality. Cruikshank died in 1878.
(Bibliography based on Albert Cohn's George Cruikshank: A Catalogue Raisonne).
The Cruikshank manuscripts are arranged as follows: Series I: Letters from George
Cruikshank Series II: Letters to George Cruikshank Series III: Manuscripts and Drawings
by George Cruikshank Series IV: Drawings of George Cruikshank
Collection was originally arranged and described by Timothy D. Pratt on October 24,
1988 and adapted by Laurainne Ojo-Ohikuare in March 2021.
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Cruikshank, George (1792-1878)
Illustrators--Books and reading
Extent: 28 Letters
Extent: 1 letter
Date: 1833-1836, undated