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Playing Card

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1876 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Stephen Coleman, born 1829 - died 1904 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    line block and colour lithographic print

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little

  • Museum number:

    E.2463-1953

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 98, shelf C, box 1(a)

Physical description

Design for the decoration of the back of a playing card: a Japanese woman picking fruit; Line block and colour lithography print.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1876 (made)

Artist/maker

William Stephen Coleman, born 1829 - died 1904 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

line block and colour lithographic print

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm, Width: 6 cm

Object history note

A fairly early example of the Anglo-Japanese style.

Descriptive line

Design for the decoration of the back of a playing card: a Japanese woman picking fruit; An example of the Anglo-Japanese style; Line block and colour lithographic print; By William Stephen Coleman; England; ca. 1876.

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

Hamilton, Jean. Playing Cards in the Victoria & Albert Museum. Victoria & Albert Museum. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London, 1988, p.42, ill.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963

Materials

Lithographic ink

Techniques

Line block printing; Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Woman; Japonaiserie; Fruit

Categories

Playing cards & Tarot cards; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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