Banco Regis: Tenterden Park Races Tom, jerry, Logic and the

Title: Banco Regis: Tenterden Park Races Tom, jerry, Logic and the "uncommonly big Gentleman" highly entertained on their visit to Splinter with the race for the Cameza Stakes the Ladies Shifting for themselves.
Date: C1845
Artist: Isaac Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856)
Image Size: 107mm x 194mm (4.21" x 7.64")
Technique: Aquatint with original hand colouring.
Condition: In good condition.
Stock Number: SP GEN 1845 CRUI 2 (NTL) (CDRW07)
Price: $A 75

Aquatint by Cruikshank on race day.


Isaac Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856)

British caricaturist, illustrator, and portrait miniaturist, the brother of George Cruikshank, both sons of Isaac Cruikshank. Just like them he holds importance as a pioneer in the history of comics for creating several cartoons which make use of narrative sequence and speech balloons.

Isaac joined the Loyal North Britons, a volunteer military unit, rising to the rank of sergeant when the volunteers turned out in 1803. During adolescence both brothers attended boxing and fencing matches, cock-fights, and numerous tavern contests. Cruikshank gained a midshipman's commission in the East India Company's ship Perseverance. In the late 1820s Cruikshank illustrated a number of notable books that were often sequels to previous successes to which he and his brother George had contributed.