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Fairground showfront

Fairground showfront

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smith, A.E. (artist)
    Smith, H.V. (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas, with wooden batons

  • Museum number:

    S.224-1987

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Fairground showfront, advertising a 'Monkey Woman, painted by A.E. Smith and H.V. Smith of Camberwell, London, ca.1860s.

Physical description

Painted fairground showfront, depicting a jungle scene with, centre, a female figure with the face of a monkey and long hair, wearing a grass skirt. She draws back in horror from a snake which has wound itself around a tree, left. At the top of the tree are a parrot and two small monkeys. At upper and lower edges are wide bands of gold scrolls and leaf-shapes. Wooden batons at top and bottom.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Smith, A.E. (artist)
Smith, H.V. (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas, with wooden batons

Marks and inscriptions

'A E. &. H.V. SMITH / 14. COUNTY. GROVE. / CAMBERWELL. LONDON. S.E.'
Painted inscription, lower right hand corner

Dimensions

Height: 259.00 cm, Width: 229.00 cm

Descriptive line

Painted fairground showfront, advertising a 'Monkey Woman', ca.1860

Materials

Oil colour; Gold paint; Canvas; Wood

Techniques

Painting (image-making)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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