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GEORGE CRUIKSHANK'S LIFE, TIMES AND ART, VOLUME I: 1792-1835. Robert L. Patten. Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, 2017. 560 pp. ISBN 9780718828721 In English.
Due date: March 2017. Publisher's description: The etchings and wood-engravings of George Cruikshank (1792-1878) recorded, commented on and satirized his times to such an extent that they have frequently been used to represent the age. Cruikshank, a popular artist in the propaganda war against Napoleon, an ardent campaigner for Reform and Temperance, and the foremost illustrator of such classics as Grimms' Fairy Tales, Scott's novels and Dicken's Oliver Twist, is known for his versatility, imagination, humor and incisive images. His long life, marked by a ceaseless struggle to win recognition for his art, intersected with the lives of many of Britain's important political, social and cultural leaders. In this first volume of Robert Patten's two-volume biography, which covers the artist's Regency caricatures and early book illustrations, Patten demonstrates the ways in which Cruikshank was, as his contemporaries frequently declared, the Hogarth of the nineteenth century. Having reviewed over 8,500 unpublished letters and most of Cruikshank's 12,000 or more printed images, Patten gives a thorough and reliable account of the artist's career.
Artist(s):Cruishank, George
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 175184
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