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(Isaac) Robert Cruikshank

(1789-1856), Caricaturist and miniature painter

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 27 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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(Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, by Frederick William Pailthorpe, after  George Cruikshank - NPG D9318

(Isaac) Robert Cruikshank

by Frederick William Pailthorpe, after George Cruikshank
hand-coloured stipple engraving, late 19th century (1828)
NPG D9318

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