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Design - Boxwood cradle, graciously contributed by her Majesty to the Great Exhibition of 1851.
  • Boxwood cradle, graciously contributed by her Majesty to the Great Exhibition of 1851.
    Wyatt, Matthew Digby, born 1820 - died 1877
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Boxwood cradle, graciously contributed by her Majesty to the Great Exhibition of 1851.

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    London (Printed)

  • Date:

    1851 (Printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyatt, Matthew Digby, born 1820 - died 1877 (Writer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the Assistance of the Friends of the National Libraries

  • Museum number:

    E.1142-1998

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 190

Physical description

Piece of text about the boxwood cradle made by William Gibbs Rogers, from a design by his son W.Harry Rogers, for Queen Victoria. Letterpress on a landscape-format, rectangular sheet of stiff, cream-coloured paper.

Place of Origin

London (Printed)

Date

1851 (Printed)

Artist/maker

Wyatt, Matthew Digby, born 1820 - died 1877 (Writer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'From the letterpress of the Folio Illustration of the Great Exhibition of 1851, page 130, by M.DIGBY / WYATT, ESQ.'
Publisher's identification; Bottom; Letterpress; Ink

Dimensions

Height: 7.8 cm, Width: 11.5 cm

Object history note

This sheet of paper with printed text about the boxwood cradle carved for Queen Victoria by William Gibbs Rogers, famous wood-carver, from a design by his son W.Harry Rogers, is part of the W.Harry Rogers Archive and to quote the information on the archive provided by 'RW' on 6 February 1998 on the registered file 1997/1476:-

'It is extraordinarily rare to have this sort of documentation at this level of production for the middle decades of the 19th century. The fact the (sic) the state of the designs ranges from rough sketches to finished drawings and proofs allows the pieces to document the design process very closely.'

Descriptive line

Sheet of paper, with text about the boxwood cradle carved by William Gibbs Rogers, from the W.H.Rogers Archive.

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

"Dictionary of National Biography' Vol. XVII. London: Smith Elder & Co. 15 Waterloo Place, 1909 146-147 p.

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Letterpress

Categories

The Great Exhibition; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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