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  The Cruikshank online exhibit is designed to illustrate the juxtaposition between prints and book illustrations and the artist's preliminary drawings for each item. Sometimes this juxtaposition can be startling: we can see how gradually Cruikshank developed some of his visual ideas, adding or eliminating details, adjusting the composition, searching for just the right gesture or expression to strengthen his narrative, create the proper mood, and intensify a ludicrous effect.