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  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1835 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Maple leaf, pricked with design in reserve

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Stafford Gressley

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 57, box B

Physical description

A transparent leaf with silhouettes of a group of figures between trees looking at a balloon in the sky.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (made)


ca. 1835 (made)


unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Maple leaf, pricked with design in reserve


Height: 18.5 cm irregular, Width: 17 cm irregular

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1947, London: HMSO, 1950.
The full text of the record is as follows:

'ANONYMOUS (Silhouettes)

A transparent leaf showing a group of people between trees looking at a balloon in the sky. Swiss, c.1835.
Maple leaf, pricked with design in reverse.

Given by Mrs Stafford Gresley.

Note: This leaf was in a folder inscribed "Transparent leaf. From Interlachen (sic) 1839."

Subjects depicted

Trees; Leaf; Balloon

Collection code


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