George CRUIKSHANKDavid BOGUE, Passing events, or, The tail of the comet of 1853 Enlarge 1 /1


London, England 1792 – 1878



Passing events, or, The tail of the comet of 1853 January 1854
Collection Title: Cruikshank, George. 'Cruikshank’s Magazine', London: D. Bogue, 1854.
Page: no.1, January 1854
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one steel plate Support: thin smooth off-white paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: Published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: The pencil and watercolour sketch for the etching is in the collection of the V&A Museum London, VAM 9448A
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 17.8 h x 38.8 w cm sheet 42.2 h x 22.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2012
Accession No: NGA 2012.1437
Subject: Emigration to Australia Australia, Art period: Colonial, Caricature
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Sebra Prints, Melbourne, 2012.