George Cruikshank(1792-1878), Caricaturist and illustrator
Sitter in 33 portraits
Artist associated with 28 portraits
Artist and illustrator; followed his father, Isaac Cruikshank, as a caricaturist and worked with William Hone in producing radical satires against the Prince Regent; became a prolific illustrator, most famously of Dickens. In later life he took up oil painting, renounced his earlier ways and became a zealous advocate of temperance.
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