Folger call number: ART Vol. e8
Folger holdings ID: 339934
Accession Number: cs931-934?
History: Sketches are designs for engravings to illustrate Cruikshank's Points of Humour, published London : C. Baldwyn, etc., 1823-1824. Engravings after the sketches measure approximately 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. Items are interleaved with the printed engravings in a copy of the published work which was issued in two parts and contained altogether 20 etchings and numerous wood cut vignettes. The parts were issued in 3 states, plain, colored and india proofs. The india proof edition was printed with a pink wrapper. Folger copy is the india proof edition. FSL has a watercolor drawing of the 4th pen and ink sketch in this volume 'Fluellen compelling Pistol...' (see entry under Cruikshank and title) Items were executed on laid paper, each sheet measuring 9 x 5 1/2 in. The drawings themselves are centered on the pages in vignette fashion and measure approximately 4 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. The second item has additional sketches in the margin. None of the items are labeled but all are signed Provenance: Volume was purchased by the Folgers, through Gabriel Wells from a sale held by the American Art Association on April 21, 1921. According to the Folgers' files the book was item no.122 in the catalog of the sale but cataloger was unable to find a copy of the catalog Published Work: Cruikshank, George. Points of humour. London : C. Baldwyn etc., 1823-1824 Subject: Reid's Catalog raisonné of Cruikshank's works numbers each of the etchings to Points of Humour, giving brief descriptions. The 4 engravings taken from these original sketches are described by Reid as follows: Points of Humour. - Part 1. 1108 (Point 2) The Short Courtship. Consternation of the old lady at finding that she has a bedfellow. 1109. (Point 3) Yes or No. The eldest son of the Prince Royal of Prussia demanding his shuttlecock of Frederick the Great. 1111. (Point 5) The Jolly Beggers. The maimed soldier and his female companion, his 'Doxy lay within his arm.' Part 2. 1236. (Point 10) A Scene from Shakespeare. Fluellen compelling Pistol to eat the leek This record contains unverified data from old cards and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance