"An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank
by W.M. Thackeray; and additional memoirs by Hamilton, Stephens, Wilson,
Bates and others" is in seven volumes dating from 1808 to 1877. The
collection was purchased by William Andrews Clark from George M. Millard
in 1917. The books are bound in green morocco by Rivière. The
compiler is unidentified; John B. Gough (1817-1886), an eminent
collector of Cruikshankiana, is possibly the creator.
The artist George Cruikshank was born in London in 1792. He is often
considered a humorist, satirist and caricaturist of British political
and social life. His father Isaac Cruikshank (1756-1811) also worked as
an artist and engraver, and it is he who encouraged and nurtured the
talent of his son from an early age. George Cruikshank died in London in
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