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Photograph - The Cheat Detected'

The Cheat Detected'

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, United Kingdom (probably , made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Anthony (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stereoscopic photograph, albumen print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, room 122b, case 3

Physical description

Tissue stereograph mounted on light cream coloured card, depicting a scene with four men playing cards at a table. Albumen print, hand-colour on tissue and intended to be viewed as a transparency. The print has been pricked in the position of the candles in the image to give the effect, when held up to the light, that the candles are glowing. Lettered with the name Joseph Chadwick Peatson and inscribed in graphite with the artist's name and the letters 'RN'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, United Kingdom (probably , made)


ca. 1860s (made)


Anthony (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Stereoscopic photograph, albumen print


Height: 8.6 cm Size of card, Width: 17.5 cm

Descriptive line

Tissue stereograph depicting a scene with four men playing cards at a table, possibly entitled 'The Cheat Detected', by Anthony. Great Britain, ca. 1860s.


Card; Tissue


Photography; Albumen

Subjects depicted

Men; Stereograph; Stereoscopes; Games; Card games; Gambling; Cards


Photographs; Games

Collection code


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