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Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    ca.1851 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smyth (engraver)
    Wirdon, E. (draughtsman)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood-engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs N. D. Hewett

  • Museum number:

    Given by Mrs. N. D. Hewett E.789-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case U, shelf 8, box A

Physical description

Print with an an illustration of a machine being operated by two boys.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)

Date

ca.1851 (printed)

Artist/maker

Smyth (engraver)
Wirdon, E. (draughtsman)

Materials and Techniques

Wood-engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Smyth'
Signed within the design

'E. Wirdon.'
Inscribed

Dimensions

Height: 18.4 cm, Width: 14.9 cm

Object history note

This engraving and a photograph of the machine in operation are reproduced as illustrations on p.8 of the Festival Number of the De La Rue Journal, July 1951.

Descriptive line

An advertisement for a machine for making envelopes, with an illustration of the machine in operation. Wood-engraving by Smyth, after E. Wirdon.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Techniques

Wood-engraving

Subjects depicted

Boys; Machine

Categories

Prints; Advertising; The Great Exhibition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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