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Paper peepshow - St Leonard's on Sea, Sussex

St Leonard's on Sea, Sussex

  • Object:

    Paper peepshow

  • Place of origin:

    St Leonard's on Sea (published)

  • Date:

    [1840] (published)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    paper

  • 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 234

  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

Physical description

Peepshow of the town, St Leonard's on Sea in Sussex. Accordion-folding peepshow. 4 cut-out panels. Hand-coloured lithographs with the figures heightened with gum arabic.
Front: St. Leonard's Archway.
Panel 1: South Colonnade and Queen Adelaide.
Panel 2: Equestrians and pedestrians
Panel 3: The Baths and Royal Victoria Hotel
Panel 4: A coach
Back panel: Beach

Place of Origin

St Leonard's on Sea (published)

Date

[1840] (published)

Materials and Techniques

paper

Dimensions

Height: 13.6 cm, Width: 14.5 cm, Depth: 64 cm fully extended

Object history note

Cat. 2014141

Descriptive line

Peepshow of the town, St Leonard's on Sea in Sussex.Accordion-folding peepshow.
4 cut-out panels. Hand-coloured lithograph with the figures heightened with gum arabic.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithograph

Categories

Paper Peepshow; Optical toys; National Art Library

Collection

National Art Library

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