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Handkerchief

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1838 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Block printed silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss B. Hinton

  • Museum number:

    T.128-1971

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Silk handkerchief depicting the coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey. It is plate printed in black with added purple, red, blue, yellow, green and buff.

There is an inscription on white ground with crowns, large at the corners and smaller at the sides, above a spray of rose, thistle and clover or a single bloom, printed in black. Around the outer edges of the crowns there is a deep blue and black border with symbolic flowers, crowns reserved in white, and a repeat inscription.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1838 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Block printed silk

Marks and inscriptions

'LONG LIVE VICTORIA QUEEN OF ENGLAND'
Repeated around outside edge of handkerchief

'CORONATION OF HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY
QUEEN VICTORIA
JUNE 1838'
Caption to central image

Dimensions

Height: 83.3 cm, Width: 85.3 cm

Descriptive line

Silk handkerchief, Coronation of Queen Victoria, made in England, 1838

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Block printing

Subjects depicted

Crowns (headdresses)

Categories

Textiles; Accessories; Clothing; Royalty; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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