CRUIKSHANK, George (1792-1878). Album containing 20 sheets (with 23 items and 17 items laid in or mounted on versos) of original watercolors, pencil and pen-and-ink drawings and letters by George Cruikshank, his father Isaac, and his brother Isaac Robert, most of them dating from the 1860s and 1870s, some hinged to card or window mounted some laid in, bound in to a red morocco by Riviere and Son, gilt-lettered "Original Drawings by Isaac, Robert and George Cruikshank" on front cover and spine, edges gilt (upper joint splitting, rubbing to joints and edges); cloth slipcase. Provenance: Adolph Zukor (bookplate).
Including: Drawings added to a letter to George Cruikshank from his friend William Hone, who wrote to ask for his autograph, evidently an elaborate joke. The figures of mostly male dandies and fashion-plates are similar to those in some of Cruikshank’s satirical prints, “Monstrosities,” fashions of the 1820s. –“Pierce Egan’s Life in London,” 1821, an unpublished drawing apparently rejected for the final version of the book. – Numerous sketches, portraits, animals and others on one sheet. – Watercolor drawing for “Frank Fairleigh,” on verso with original sketch “Table Book, Migration of Birds.” – Watercolor drawing “Num (Num-Skull).” – Watercolor drawing “The Bear, The Bull and the Stag, original Sketch for Comic Alm. 1847.” – Watercolor drawing “Dear Stalking.” – Watercolor drawing for “Frank Fairleigh.” – “Original Sketch, Whom to Marry.” – Watercolor drawing “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” on verso architectural drawings. – Watercolor drawing for “Hop-O’ My Thumb.” – Watercolor drawing for “Vicar of Wakefield.” – Watercolor drawing for “Dibdin’s Sea Songs.” – Pencil drawings for “Sketch for ‘my Sketch Book.’” – Watercolor drawing, self-portrait. – Watercolor drawing “The adventures of Mr. Lambkin (Gent).” – Watercolor drawing “Dressing for the Day,” a dog dressed up for a day of street performance with his owner. – And many others.