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    [Isaac] Robert Cruikshank. "Biblical Characters." Group of twelve ink and watercolor designs for engraved character sheets, framed and glazed. No date [ca. 1830s]. All but one initialed, "R.C." Twelve original ink and watercolor designs for engraved character sheets. All but one initialed by the artist ("R.C."), and each with a brief descriptive caption. Each drawing measures roughly 3.75 x 3 inches (95.25 x 76.2 mm), distributed evenly to two sheets and framed and glazed (frame: 17.75 x 19 inches; 451 x 483 mm). Not examined out of frame. Minor foxing. Near fine.

    Isaac Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856) was the elder brother of George Cruikshank, art being something of a family business passed down from their father, Isaac Cruikshank Sr. These drawings were purportedly done for engraved character sheets and images of Samson, Moses, Elijah, Daniel, and Abraham (all on one sheet), plus a series of six images telling the story of Joseph's dreams (on the other sheet).


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