The Leech mss. ca. 1830-1870, consist of sketches, drawings, and notes by English caricaturist and illustrator George Cruikshank, 1792-1878. Many of the drawings and sketches are hand-colored either partially or in full, and a few are framed, such as three finished drawings for Tom & Jerry. Also present are two self-portraits, one as a caricature, and a frames gravure portrait of Cruikshank, printed in Paris.
The collection was formed by Dr. John Leech and passed on to his son. It is not catalogued.
Purchase. Thomas Leech. Colorado Springs, Colorado 1996
Collection size: 54 items