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George Cruikshank : George Cruikshank (With a New Preface by the Editor) - Professor Robert L. Patten

George Cruikshank

George Cruikshank (With a New Preface by the Editor)

By: Professor Robert L. Patten (Editor), John Fowles (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 6th September 1992
ISBN: 9780691002934
Number Of Pages: 344

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One of the most important British graphic artists of the nineteenth century, George Cruikshank (1792-1878) illustrated over 860 books, including several by Charles Dickens, and produced a vast number of etchings, paintings, and caricatures. The ten essays collected here first appeared in a special limited edition. In a new preface written for this paperback edition, Robert Patten shows how the insights of these seminal essays have been amplified by recent exhibitions and scholarship. The introduction by John Fowles has been retained and an index has been added. In addition to the many Cruikshank illustrations reproduced in the volume, there are original drawings by contemporary artists David Levine and Ronald Searle.

"[Cruikshank's] artistic roles and productiveness comprise a bewildering spectrum of style and subject that has hitherto defied critical summary... Professor Patten has collected essays that are acute, diverse, and stimulating in judgment, and which will surely spur on the continuing revaluation of Cruikshank that he hopes for."--Jonathan E. Hill, Victorian Studies

Illustrationsp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Foreword to the 1992 Editionp. xi
Forewordp. xix
Introduction: Remembering Cruikshankp. xxv
The George Cruikshank Collection at Princetonp. 1
The Tradition of Comic Illustration from Hogarth to Cruikshankp. 35
Cruikshank and Dickens: A Reassessment of the Role of the Artist and the Authorp. 61
Cruikshank as an Illustrator of Fictionp. 93
George Cruikshank: A Master of the Poetic Use of Linep. 129
An Artist in Time: George Cruikshank in Three Erasp. 157
Mr. Lambkin: Cruikshank's Strike for Independencep. 169
George Cruikshank and the Grotesque: A Psychodynamic Approachp. 189
Dickens, Cruikshank, and Fairy Talesp. 213
"At it Again": Aspects of Cruikshank's Later Workp. 249
Index of Cruikshank's Worksp. 259
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ISBN: 9780691002934
ISBN-10: 0691002932
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 6th September 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.47  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Type: Revised