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Paper doll

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    c. 1865 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dallas, Emily Agnes Georgiana, born 1851 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Eileen S. and Miss E. Meta Colles, the artist's daughters

  • Museum number:

    E.675:13-1955

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 84

Physical description

1 of 14 cut-out paper dolls showing women in national costumes. In a envelope decorated on the front with portraits of royalty, their coats-of-arms, and on the flap with a landscape scene with three women. Inscribed by the artist in ink on the envelope and on the backs of the dolls with names of countries etc. and in decorative watercolour lettering 'Costumes'.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

c. 1865 (made)

Artist/maker

Dallas, Emily Agnes Georgiana, born 1851 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

'Costumes'
Inscribed by the artist in ink on the envelope and on the backs of the dolls with names of countries etc. and in decorative watercolour lettering

Dimensions

Height: 14.61 cm average size of paper dolls, Width: 6.35 cm average size of paper dolls, Height: 21.59 cm size of envelope, Width: 26.67 cm size of envelope

Descriptive line

Emily Agnes Georgiana Dallas. One of 14 cut-out paper dolls contained in a decorated envelope. British, c.1865

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO, 1963

Materials

Pencil; Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Categories

Drawings; Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood; National Dress; Women's clothes

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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