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On display at V&A South Kensington
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The Ladder of Matrimony

Cut Paper
ca.1800-25 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is the work of an amateur artist. It may have been intended as a keepsake or a greeting card. Cut-paper work was a common pastime for young women in the late 18th and early 19th century.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil and watercolour on cut paper
Brief Description
Ladder of Matrimony, Cut-paper work. ca. 1800-25
Physical Description
Cut-paper work in the form of a step-ladder, each rung inscribed with a different emotion, and little figures at the bottom
Dimensions
  • Unfolded height: 28.3cm
  • Irregular width: 6cm
Production
This drawing appears to be based on the design of an engraved card published by R. Ackermann, London, an example of which is E.2311-1953
Subjects depicted
Summary
This is the work of an amateur artist. It may have been intended as a keepsake or a greeting card. Cut-paper work was a common pastime for young women in the late 18th and early 19th century.
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1966 London: HMSO, 1967
Collection
Accession Number
E.350-1966

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record createdNovember 2, 2006
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