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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

George Cruikshank (1792-1878), Caricaturist and illustrator

Artist and caricaturist; son of the caricaturist, Isaac Cruikshank (1756?-1811?); a popular satirist and caricaturist, with an enormous output; famous for his etchings to Grimm's Popular Tales, and his illustrations to Dickens; took up oil-painting in later life and exhibited at the RA; a fervent advocate of temperance.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.