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  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    c.1850s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph, coloured by hand

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case O, shelf 3, box D

Physical description

A market scene with small children. A girl selling fruit to the left, a boy in patched clothing selling flags with the Prussian eagle to the right. In the centre, a woman with a bonnet and basket walks along with two well-dressed small children at her sides, the boy pointing towards a stall of toys with dolls, drums, ships, cannons, horses, and jumping-jacks. In the background to the right is a second-hand clothes stall with bonnets and clothes hanging outside.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, made)


c.1850s (made)


Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph, coloured by hand


Height: 16.51 cm, Width: 20.64 cm

Descriptive line

Unknown. Scene in a market, with a toy stall. One of twelve genre scenes, Germany, c.1850s

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963


Lithographic ink




Children & Childhood; Class; Dolls & Toys; Toys & Games; Women's clothes; Children's clothes; Shopping


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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