George Cruikshank Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains two miscellaneous sketches, including one drawn on the backside of a piece of correspondence. The collection also contains one poster from a 1968 Cruikshank exhibit at the J.B. Speed Art Museum at the University of Louisville.
- 1843, 1968, undated
- Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
George Cruikshank was a noted caricaturist and illustrator. He was born in London in 1792 and died there in 1878. He had little schooling and no formal art training, but learned his craft in his father's studio. He contributed illustrations to more than 200 books by many of the leading authors of his time, including Dickens, Fielding, and the Grimm Brothers.
Biographical source: "George Cruikshank (1792-1878)." Something About the Author. Volume 22. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1981.
Language of Materials
The collection contains two sketches by George Cruikshank, as well as an advertising poster for an exhibit on Cruikshank in 1968.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The sketches were donated to the University of Minnesota by Dr. Irvin Kerlan.
- George Cruikshank Collection, 1843, 1968, undated
- Leslie Czechowski
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- July 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library