This 99+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Period Paper is excited to present a quirky collection of black and white relief line block prints by George Cruikshank that date all the way back to 1912. The images presented were first published in the Comic Almanack in the 1800s, but were so popular that they were later reproduced and have been regarded as some of his best work.
This piece was illustrated by Cruikshank, George. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
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.
Keywords specific to this image: Perform, Circus, Astrology, Zodiac, Star Sign