[Clicking on book titles brings you to a complete list of the illustrations for a particular work on this site.]

Biographical Materials

Cruikshank's self-portrait

Critical Discussions

Illustrations of Works by William Harrison Ainsworth

Illustrations of Works by Charles Dickens

Illustrations of Works by Other Authors

Cruikshank’s Illustrations of His Own Works


Bentley, Nicholas, Michael Slater, and Nina Burgis. The Dickens Index. Oxford: Oxford U. P., 1990.

Cohen, Jane Rabb. Part One, "Dickens and His Early Illustrators: 1. George Cruikshank. Charles Dickens and His Original Illustrators. Columbus: Ohio University Press, 1980. Pp. 15-38.

Davis, Paul. Charles Dickens A to Z. The Essential Reference to His Life and Work. New York: Checkmark and Facts On File, 1998.

George Cruikshank. Intro. William Feaver. Exhibition catalogue. London: Arts Council, 1974.

Johnson, E. D. H. "George Cruikshank: The Collection at Princeton." Princeton University Library Chronicle. 25 (1973): 1-33. [see Patten below]

Kitton, Frederic G. "George Cruikshank." Dickens and His Illustrators. London: Chapman & Hall, 1899. Pp. 1-28.

Kubiak, Richard. George Cruikshank: Printmaker (1792-1878). Exhibition catalogue. Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Santa Barbara, 1978.

McLean, Ruari. George Cruikshank: His Life and Work as a Book Illustrator. English Masters of Black-and-White. London: Art and Technics, 1948.

Patten, Robert L., ed. George Cruikshank: A Revaluation. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1992. [Originally published 1974 as an issue of Princeton University Library Chronicle.]

Patten, Robert L. George Cruikshank's Life, Times, and Art. 2 vols. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1992-1996.

Vogler, Richard A. Graphic Works of George Cruikshank. Dover Pictorial Archive Series. New York: Dover, 1979.

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