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09 October 2017George Cruikshank: the man who drew Oliver Twist.
10 July 2017Sir Stamford Raffles: Art Collector and Discoverer of Singapore.
12 June 2017Masquerades, Music Lessons and Monkeys.
08 May 2017Women behind the Lens: outstanding female photographers and their contribution to the art of photography.
10 April 2017Classical Gardens: a New Perspective.
13 March 2017Indians, Buffalo, Storms: The American West in 19th Century Art.
13 February 2017A marvel of Nature: Sofonisba Anguissola
12 December 2016Excess Baggage: The Journey of the Magi from St. Matthew to the Medici.
14 November 2016Treasures of the Turf
10 October 2016Frank Matcham’s Masterpieces: Theatre design and Architecture in Britain
11 July 2016Leonardo da Vinci – Pathfinder of Science
11 July 2016ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
13 June 2016Income and Inspiration: Financial secrets of the Masters
09 May 2016Mr Barry’s Great Work: Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament
11 April 2016Powder and Poison: Cosmetics, Beauty and the Art of Portraiture
07 March 2016Faber and Faber – 90 years of excellence in cover design
08 February 2016The Elgin Marbles
11 January 2016MEMBERS’ NEW YEAR LUNCHEON
14 December 2015Unwrapping the Christmas Story: Paintings, Prose and Poetry
09 November 2015Norfolk's Power Houses : Raynham, Houghton, Wolterton and Holkham
12 October 2015'Archeological Finds in East Anglia'
13 July 2015'The Baltic States: art and culture from the Medieval Hanseatic League to the Tsarist St.Petersberg'
13 July 2015Annual General Meeting
08 June 2015'The Making of Kew'
11 May 2015'The Age of Jazz ! Art Deco, Fashion and Style'
13 April 2015'Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Francis Hals: Art in the garden of God'
09 March 2015'The Art of Waterloo'.
09 February 2015'Who says ? Can we trust the experts on Good or Bad in Art ?
08 December 2014Merrily on High: the History of the English Christmas Carol
10 November 2014The Appreciation of Contemporary Architecture
13 October 2014Three Artists of the First World War

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George Cruikshank: the man who drew Oliver Twist. Ian Keable Monday 09 October 2017

George Cruikshank is now best known for his brilliant drawing for Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist.  This is to do his prodigious skills and work output a disservice.  Cruikshank moved effortlessly from biting satirical prints in the Georgian era through to producing engravings for numerous books and journals in Victorian times.  Adapting his talents both to new printing technology and the new demands of the reading public, he is considered by many to be the greatest illustrator of the 19th century.  His personal reputation hasn’t survived so well, partly through his obsession with temperance in later life and the fact that when he died, age 85, it was discovered he had fathered 11 illegitimate children with his mistress.