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  • Place of origin:

    London (assembled)
    Europe (probably, printed)

  • Date:

    1893 (assembled)
    eighteenth century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hodgkin, John Eliot (owner)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper

  • Museum number:

    E.11:1 to 53-2009

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 32, box A []

Physical description

Album of 32 leaves bound in boards covered with a coloured and gilt 18th-century 'Ausburg' paper with a design of animals, now much faded. The paper used to cover the front and back was originally one pice that was cut into two pieces: you can see where the design continues.

Place of Origin

London (assembled)
Europe (probably, printed)


1893 (assembled)
eighteenth century (printed)


Hodgkin, John Eliot (owner)

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper


Height: 33 cm, Width: 21.5 cm, Depth: 2 cm

Descriptive line

Album containing 32 leaves on which are pasted 46 early 18th-century trunk lining papers. Assembled in 1893 by John Eliot Hodgkin


Board; Paper

Subjects depicted

Vulture; Bear; Butterfly; Goose; Crocodile; Whale; Stag; Unicorn; Horse; Birds; Rooster; Lion; Shrimp; Donkey; Camel; Rabbit; Duck; Boar; Snail; Monkey; Cow; Snake; Squirrel; Frog; Crane; Lobster; Deer; Turkey; Elephant; Hen; Stork; Wolf; Mouse; Leopard; Dog


Prints; Black History; Ephemera


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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