Friday, January 17, 2014

A Party At The Cruikshank's

Isaac Cruikshank was a popular and prolific caricature artist of the late 1700s, and his sons, Isaac Robert and George followed in his trade. George began as a satirical print artist, but soon devoted himself to book illustrations. His most notable works are the illustrations for some of Charles Dickens' books, including Oliver Twist, and the first English translation of Grimm's Fairy Tales in 1823.

Dolly and Minerva, in their efforts to broaden their horizons by visiting other publications, are attending a party made up of people from Cruikshank's Comic Alphabet. Perhaps they are a little too comic.

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