Category Archives: Cruikshank

Bonnets

George Cruikshank, Undeviating Rectitude, 1819. British Museum images.

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Dancing Monstrosities

In a previous post I showed that Edward Lear was probably at least partially indebted to George Cruikshank for the frequently recurring osmosis between humans and animals, and I posted Cruiskhank’s Montrosities of 1821 as an example of extremely caricatural … Continue reading

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Zoological Sketches

Osmosis between humans and animals is one of the recurring features of Edward Lear’s limericks, and one of the most often commented on by critics. It often involves birds as in the following cases, all from A Book of Nonsense: … Continue reading

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