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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tilney, Frederick Colin, born 1865 - died 1951 (maker)
    Bemrose & Son Ltd. (printer)
    Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Ltd. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour line block

  • Museum number:

    E.182:18-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 98, shelf A, box 4

Physical description

A playing card from a set of cards in which the court cards and joker are depicted as characters from Shakespeare and the backs of the cards are captioned with a quotation from his King John.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca.1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Tilney, Frederick Colin, born 1865 - died 1951 (maker)
Bemrose & Son Ltd. (printer)
Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Ltd. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour line block

Dimensions

Height: 9.2 cm, Width: 6.1 cm

Descriptive line

Playing card, 1 from a pack of 54 cards in which the joker and court cards are depicted as characters from Shakespeare, designed by Frederick Colin Tilney, manufactured by Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Ltd., colour line-block, Great Britain, ca. 1900

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990

Materials

Card

Techniques

Line-block

Categories

Prints; Playing cards & Tarot cards; Games; Shakespeare

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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