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Puzzle

  • Place of origin:

    England (engraved)
    England (made)

  • Date:

    1750s (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving mounted on thin mahogany, cut to shape.

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Art Fund jointly to the V&A Museum of Childhood and the Historic Royal Palaces.

  • Museum number:

    B.13-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This dissected map of England and Wales was cut to Lady Charlotte Finch's direction. It is divided into counties, visually crowded with details such as distances from one town to another by road. It most likely would not have been designed as an educational tool, but rather for professional purposes. It was held in Lady Charlotte Finch's puzzle cabinet, in which she kept the dissected map puzzles she had commissioned for the children of George III, in her role as Royal Governess.

Physical description

Engraved map of England and Wales, from 1750s, divided into counties, mounted on thin mahogany and cut to shape in 49 pieces.

Place of Origin

England (engraved)
England (made)

Date

1750s (printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraving mounted on thin mahogany, cut to shape.

Dimensions

height: 55 cm, width: 54 cm

Descriptive line

Dissection puzzle of England and Wales, 1760s, engraving mounted on mahogany, from Lady Charlotte Finch's puzzle cabinet.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Shefrin, Jill. Such Constant Affectionate Care: Lady Charlotte Finch - Royal Governess & the Children of George III . Los Angeles: The Cotsen Occasional Press, 2003

Materials

Paper; Ink; Mahogany

Techniques

Mounting; Cutting; Copper engraving

Subjects depicted

Geography; Jigsaw puzzles; Judaism

Categories

Children & Childhood; Games; Royalty

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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