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Three scenes from Jack and the Beanstalk
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Three scenes from Jack and the Beanstalk

1853-64

Etcher
George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878)

Artist
George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878)

Publisher
David Bogue, George Routledge and Sons

Etching

Height: 17 cm (sheet); Width: 12 cm (sheet);

Notes
Twenty-three loose plates from Cruikshank's Fairy Library, which combines Puss in Boots, Cinderella, Hop o' My Thumb and Jack and the Beanstalk. Charles Dickens famously attacked Cruikshank's series in an article entitled, "Frauds on the Fairies"

Inscription
Printed, lower centre image, recto, Designed [ampersand] etched by George Cruikshank //
Pen, lower centre mount, recto, later Witt inscription, G. CRUIKSHANK //
Pencil, upper left mount, recto, later Witt inscription, 926/4(48) //
Printed, centre image, recto, below each scene, Jack shows Kindness to a poor Old Woman / who turns out to be a Fairy, and, / who gives him the wonderful Bean which he sets in the Garden. //
Stamped, upper right mount, recto, later Witt inscription, WITT / LIBRARY //

Acquisition
Witt Library; transfer; 1990
G.1990.WL.4158.11



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