The Demon of 1845 (or Premium, Par, Discount) from George Cruikshank's Table Book, number 5
George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British; [Bradbury and Evans, London], publisher
Etching for the May issue of "George Cruikshank's Table Book," illustrating a brief article on railroad speculation. See also
the related drawing (1989.21.1658).
Cruikshank planned his "Table Book" as a monthly periodical suitable for reading by the Victorian family. The single volume
in twelve parts subsequently published (and in the Richard Vogler Cruikshank Collection) feature several illustrations by
Cruikshank and text by authors such as William Makepeace Thackeray, Edward Kenealy, and editor Gilbert Abbott a Beckett.
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 4989; Douglas 228; Cohn 191
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "George Cruikshank" at l.l.