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Album

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1870s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Album, half bound in leather, with letterpress title on spine

  • Museum number:

    E.1784-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DG, shelf 11, box C2

Physical description

A empty album, of two hundred blank blue pages, half bound in leather and lettered on spine in capitals 'Dyce Collection Engravings 4'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1870s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Album, half bound in leather, with letterpress title on spine

Marks and inscriptions

'DYCE COLLECTION ENGRAVINGS 4'
Spine lettered

Dimensions

Height: 57.3 cm, Width: 49 cm, Depth: 6.6 cm

Descriptive line

Empty album intended for the storage of prints that formerly belonged to the Reverend Alexander Dyce, half bound leather album with letterpress on spine, Great Britain, 1870

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1991

Production Note

The Reverend Alexander Dyce bequeathed his library, pictures and prints to the South Kensington Museum (now called the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1869. The lettering on the spine of this volume suggests it was made up by the museum after the bequest had been made, rather than during the collector's lifetime.

Materials

Leather; Paper

Techniques

Letterpress

Categories

Prints; History of the V&A

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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