An unfinished sketch for the engraving which appeared in the November 1845 issue of “George Cruikshank’s Table-book,” illustrating a brief article on railroad speculation by the periodical’s editor, Gilbert Abbott a Beckett. John Bull is beset by lilliputian tormentors who are removing all his cash, clothing, and possessions, beneath clouds of steam and a clanging bell.
- Artist: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, artist.
- Title: Mr. John Bull in a quandary, or, The anticipated effects of the railway calls [art original].
- Production: [England], [ca. 1845]
Drawings C889 no. 8 Box D115
Acquired July 2020