Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C , Case O, Shelf 3, Box D

Lithograph

c.1850s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A group of six young boys in frocks and tunics over trousers, three with peaked caps and one in a grey hat, playing with crossbows. One is shown aiming his crossbow at a target (which appears to be a cut-out of the Prussian heraldic eagle holding an orb, one of its wings shot off (and depicted lying on a table beside the marksman) A church and a windmill are visible in the background.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lithograph, coloured by hand
Brief Description
Unknown. Small boys playing with crossbows and drums. One of twelve genre scenes, Germany, c.1850s
Physical Description
A group of six young boys in frocks and tunics over trousers, three with peaked caps and one in a grey hat, playing with crossbows. One is shown aiming his crossbow at a target (which appears to be a cut-out of the Prussian heraldic eagle holding an orb, one of its wings shot off (and depicted lying on a table beside the marksman) A church and a windmill are visible in the background.
Dimensions
  • Height: 16.51cm
  • Width: 20.64cm
Taken from Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO 1963
Credit line
Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963
Collection
Accession Number
E.2653-1953

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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