The Road to the Derby

CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator

Published by London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882, 1882
Art / Print / Poster
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A Great Cruikshank Rarity[CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator]. The Road to the Derby. [London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882].Six die-stamped chromolithographed panels. Each panel cut out and raised and with "Painted by George Cruikshank" (printed on banner). The panels measure approximately 3 7/16 x 12 1/8 inches (88 x 314 mm.) The six panels mounted onto white board within a single gilt line border, in two frames (each with three panels). The frames each measure 19 3/4 x 19 inches; 503 x 482 mm. A wonderful Cruikshank rarity from the remarkable collection of David Borowitz.The six panels are captioned: "The Road to the Derby: The Start," with vignettes captioned: "Badly Paired," "A Hansome Solitary," "Weight Carrier," "A Young Spark," "Dignity and Impudence," and "High Steppers;" "The Road to the Derby: Clapham Common," with vignettes captioned: "Kerrect Kard," "'Arry and Enery," "A Swell Turnout," "Buttonholes," "Vegetables," "Ebony Bros.," "Catherine Wheel," "Publicans and Sinners," "Very Splash," and "Pushing Vendors;" "The Road to the Derby: Halt for Refreshments," with vignettes captioned: "Off Change," "Full Inside and Out," "Fortune Fixing," "Belgravia," "A Scratch Team," "Laying the Dust," "A Day's Outing and the Shop's Shut," and "'Yer 'Elth My Lord;" "Derby Day : On the Course," with vignettes captioned: "6 to 4 on the Field," "Gipsy Merchants," "Wonderful," "Shop Shut for the Day," "Luncheon", "Heavy," "Light," "Sparkling," "Dark but Not Dreary," "Walking over the Course," "Eloquence, Peas in Season," "The Dog's Lunch Time," "Sticks," and "Birds of a Feather;" "Derby Day: The Race," with vignettes captioned: "Gloves etc.," "The Favourite WIns," "Tightly Wedged," "More Gloves," "Hangers On," "Straight from the Shoulder," "A Very Reserved Seat," "Phiz," and "A Welsher;" and "Derby Day: The Return," with vignettes captioned: "Book Makers," "The Army Drinks," "Hang the Expense," "Young Ally Sloper," "Arabs not from the East," "The Oldest Visitor," "Bad Eggs," "Music Hath Charms etc.," "Weel' and 'Woe'," and "Ladies in Waiting."From the renowned George Cruikshank collection of Albert M. Cohn and David & Lulu Borowitz, as described in the 1968 University of Louisville, Kentucky exhibition catalog #79 "The Road to the Derby. Chromolithographs, six strips cut out and raised. Signed: "Painted by George Cruikshank" (printed on strips) n.d. (ca. 1860). Provenance: Albert M. Cohn. This item is not listed in Cohn or Douglas. Cohn made the following pencil note on the folder: "This is quite unknown only one copy located. A.M.C."The original paper backs from the frames are included: each one has a facsimile hand-written label which reads:"The Road to the Derby"/ Painted by: George Cruikshank / Raised Chromolithographs / Set of 2 Rare / Bookplate of Albert Cohn / He writes "This is unknown - / only one located" / Signed A.M.C. / From the Cruikshank collection / of David Borowitz. (#79) / Gifted to Paul & Muriel Francis / Located:- downstairs (ist level) / hallway."The Inimitable George Cruikshank. University of Louisville, Kentucky, #79. Bookseller Inventory # 03013

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Title: The Road to the Derby

Publisher: London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882

Publication Date: 1882

Edition: 1st Edition

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