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Cruikshank’s London Almanack, 1837

August 7, 2013
by the gentle author

This set of engravings is the third in a series of calendars illustrating the seasons and festivals of the London year, drawn annually by George Cruikshank for The Comic Almanack published by Henry Tilt of Fleet St. With each series, Cruikshank was required to avoid repeating himself and thus he became more ingenious as the years went by. (Click on any of  these images to enlarge)

JANUARY - Last Year’s Bills

FEBRUARY - Valentine’s Day

MARCH - Tossing the Pancake

APRIL - Return from the Races

MAY - Beating the Bounds

JUNE - Haymaking

JULY - Fancy Fair

AUGUST - Regatta

SEPTEMBER – Cockney Sportsmen

OCTOBER - Brewing

NOVEMBER - St Cecilia’s Day (the patron saint of music)

DECEMBER - Christmas Eve Ball

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  1. Libby Hall permalink
    August 7, 2013

    It continues to be such a treat to see these enlarged on a screen. Marvellous to be able to study the illustrations in such detail.

    How I do love Cruikshank!

  2. August 7, 2013

    These illustrations are wonderful, so much humour and emotion and depth to them. I love looking at things like this!

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