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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C , Case GG, Shelf 68, Box G

Pretty Poll's Carte de Visite

Satirical Print
1860s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A parrot wearing a little feathered hat and holding a crinoline petticoat below it, reflected in a dressing table mirror.
1 of 30 comic visiting cards, some hand-coloured.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Litho-engraving
Brief Description
'Pretty Poll's Carte de Visite.'

One of 30 satirical cards parodying carte-de-visites and calling-cards. Published by Rock & Co, London, 1860s.
Physical Description
A parrot wearing a little feathered hat and holding a crinoline petticoat below it, reflected in a dressing table mirror.

1 of 30 comic visiting cards, some hand-coloured.
Dimensions
  • Height: 9.53cm
  • Width: 6.35cm
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.2621-1953

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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