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(Isaac) Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856), Caricaturist and miniature painter

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 26 portraits
The elder brother of the satirical artist, George Cruikshank , Robert first studied art under his father, Isaac Cruikshank. During the Napoleonic wars, he served in the merchant navy after which he returned to his artistic career. Among his illustrations are some notable ones for Miguel de Cervantes' classic novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha. His work in etching and illustration paralleled that of his brother. The two often collaborated and together the brothers illustrated such books as Pierce's Life in London. In 1835, the London publisher, Thomas McLean, acquired a number of the most popular plates and reprinted them for an edition entitled Cruikshankiana.

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Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

attributed to (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, after Henry Meyer
wash and pencil, circa 1810
NPG 2788


Members of the House of Lords

attributed to (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
pencil and sepia wash, circa 1835
NPG 2789


Edmund Kean

by George Cruikshank, after (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
hand-coloured etching, circa 1814
NPG D21263


Edmund Kean as Lucius Junius in 'Brutus'

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
hand-coloured etching, published 1819
NPG D21268


A late Arrival at Mother Wood's (Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 19 February 1820
NPG D17921


The Time Piece! & Cunning Jack o' both sides

possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published June 1820
NPG D17928


Mother Wood, the Popular Procuress-! (Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt)

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 24 June 1820
NPG D17930


John Anderson

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
etching and aquatint, published 16 August 1821
NPG D455


Madame Vestris as Don Giovanni

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
etching, circa 1821
NPG D5230


Edmund Kean as King Lear

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
hand-coloured etching, published 1823
NPG D21266


Edmund Kean as Leonatus Posthumous in 'Cymbeline'

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1823
NPG D21267


Thomas Hickman

by Piercy Roberts, published by Hodgson & Co, after (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
stipple and line engraving, published 13 January 1823
NPG D35762


Edward Irving

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
etching, published 1824
NPG D3300


Possibly Thomas Grosvenor Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published July 1824
NPG D4831


Mr Wood and Miss Cawse as Tom Tug and Wilhelmina in 'The Waterman' (Joseph Wood; probably Mary Giovanna Cawse)

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, after Richard Sawyer
line and stipple engraving, published 1829
NPG D8533

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