Volume 2: 1835-1878
Hardback 688pp Illustrated
9780718828745   Product Code: 20911
George Cruikshank (1792-1878) was one of the most popular and prolific illustrators of the 19th century, producing 12,000 cartoons, drawings and prints over the course of his long life. Despite his importance, he has never been the subject of a major biography. Drawing on more than 8,500 unpublished letters and other sources, this engaging, energetic narrative sets the record straight, putting Cruikshank's achievement into the political, social, artistic and literary context of his times.
Moving into the Victorian era, Volume 2 covers Cruikshank's work as one of the foremost illustrators of novelists such as Dickens and Thackeray, and illuminates his friendship with Ruskin and his work for the Temperance movement.