1891 Print Elves Cobbler George Cruikshank Illustration Shoemaker Night XAGA5

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This is an original 1891 black and white relief line-block print of an illustration by George Cruikshank for The Elves and the Cobbler.

CONDITION

This 120+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Relief Line-block Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 3.25 inches; 9 x 8 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Cruikshank, George.

George Cruikshank (1792-1878)

An incredibly gifted artist, Cruikshank's work became renowned internationally after he illustrated several of Charles Dicken's books over the years. Caricatures and satirical cartoons were his first love, and he was extremely skilled in both. Ironically, after passing commentary for years on the political and social states of his great British nation, his life was held under a lens after his death and found to be just as satirical as his work. It was discovered that Mr. Cruikshank had fathered a grand total of 11 illegitimate children over the years with his exhausted mistress Adelaide Attree.

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