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Paper peepshow - My Garden from Weeding Height

My Garden from Weeding Height

  • Object:

    Paper peepshow

  • Place of origin:

    America (published)

  • Date:

    [1993] (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morrison, Lois (Ms) (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    paper, cotton,

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government from the collections of Jacqueline and Jonathan Gestetner and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2016.

  • Museum number:

    Gestetner 340

  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

Opulent vegetation bursts out of this garden inspired paper peepshow. Housed within book-type covers, which are bound in a green and white, floral patterned print, which was originally a chicken-feed sack.

Physical description

Accordion-folding peepshow mounted within a book. Offset litho. Contains five cut-out panels.
Front panel: plants, purple flowers
Panel 1: cut-out vegetation.
Panel 2: cut-out vegetation.
Panel 3: plants with blue flowers.
Panel 4: plants with pink flowers.
Panel 5: cut-out vegetation.
Back panel: plants against a yellow background, attached to book-type cover which is wrapped in a green, floral patterned, chicken-feed sack. There are 5 cut-out paper insects glued to the back and front covers.

Place of Origin

America (published)


[1993] (published)


Morrison, Lois (Ms) (artist)

Materials and Techniques

paper, cotton,


Height: 12 cm Front panel, Width: 15 cm Front panel, Depth: 22 cm Expanded peepshow

Object history note

This is no. 22 of an edition of 25.
Part of the Jacqueline and Jonathan Gestetner Collection, collected over 30 years and given to the V&A Museum through the government's Cultural Gift Scheme in 2016.

Descriptive line

Accordion-folding peepshow of garden vegetation, mounted within a book. Expands to approximately 22 cm.

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

R. Hyde, Paper Peepshows. The Jacqueline and Jonathan Gestetner Collection (Woodbridge: The Antique Collectors' Club, 2015), cat. 340.


Paper; Cotton




National Art Library; Optical toys


National Art Library

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