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A popular master of his art, this is a collection from English artist, cartoonist and illustrator, George Cruikshank

Choose from 104 pictures in our George Cruikshank (1792-1878) collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Humour social comment the ale house cartoon by Cruikshank Featured George Cruikshank (1792-1878) Print

Humour social comment the ale house cartoon by Cruikshank

This is a cartoon etching by the well-known Victorian social caricaturist / cartoonist George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878), dated 1832. The Ale House is one of two panels that belong side-by-side, and this is number 1 of 2. Its companion is called The Home. (1832 is actually in the reign of Queen Victoria's predecessor, William IV.) Amongst other things, Cruikshank provided book illustrations for Charles Dickens. (Title) The Ale House. Most of the men are smoking pipes, and a smoky fug pervades the sketch. On the table is a jug of ale and a variety of drinking vessels, no two the same. On the wall are pictures of cock fighting and dog fighting, two activities that now are frowned upon (although even today, in the USA, it is reported that there are around 40, 000 people professionally involved in such 'sport'). Overall, there is a bright atmosphere of drunken revelry, to contrast with the grim darkness of the companion sketch The Home. Designed Etched & Published byGeorge Cruikshank. Septr. 1st 1832

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Humour smuggler punches preventive man 19th century cartoon Featured George Cruikshank (1792-1878) Print

Humour smuggler punches preventive man 19th century cartoon

This is a cartoon etching by the well-known Victorian social caricaturist / cartoonist George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878), dated November 1st, 1829. (1829 is in the reign of William IV, but most of Cruikshank's artistic work was in the long reign of Queen Victoria.) Cruikshank went on to illustrate a number of the books of Charles Dickens. Title: 'Black Eyed Sue' the bold smuggler ? and 'Will Watch' the look out man Speech bubble: I should like to catch you overhauling my pockets indeed!! ? You calls yourself a preventive man don't you Mr. Dummy? Now I'll lay you a crown that you can't prevent me from giving you a good dab of the chops. Description: Cruikshank makes a play on the term 'preventive man'. The preventive men were watchers on the shore who looked to intercept smugglers. An on-line reference says the era of the preventive men began in 1831, but this joke pre-dates that by a couple of years. Designed Etched & Published by Geo. Cruikshank ? Novr. 1st 1829 More cartoons by George Cruikshank

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Humour comment The New Police Act 19th century cartoon Featured George Cruikshank (1792-1878) Print

Humour comment The New Police Act 19th century cartoon

This is a cartoon etching by the well-known Victorian social caricaturist / cartoonist George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878), dated November 1st, 1829. (1829 is in the reign of William IV, but most of Cruikshank's artistic work was in the long reign of Queen Victoria.) Cruikshank went on to illustrate a number of the books of Charles Dickens. Title: The New 'Police Act' Additional text: The FINISH Description: In 1829 Britain saw The Metropolitan Police Act, an Act of Parliament introduced by Sir Robert Peel. The Act replaced the former system of parish constables and watchmen with the Metropolitan Police of London. This is often considered to be the first modern police force, and its members took their name from the Act's founder ? 'bobbies' or 'peelers'. Cruikshank's cartoon hints at the resentment that followed the setting up of such a body of men. Designed Etched & Published by Geo. Cruikshank ? Novr. 1st 1829 More cartoons by George Cruikshank

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