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Playing card

  • Place of origin:

    England (published)

  • Date:

    1820-8 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    T. J. & N. Creswick (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodcut, colour stencil, engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr A. V. Thais

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 98, shelf A, box 3

Physical description

Playing cards.

Place of Origin

England (published)


1820-8 (published)


T. J. & N. Creswick (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Woodcut, colour stencil, engraving

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered on the ace of Spades with the publisher's name, duty etc.


Height: 3.75 in, Width: 2.5 in

Descriptive line

Playing cards (40 from a pack of 52) with full-length figures. Published by T.Creswick. Woodcut and colour stencil, English, 1820-8.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1951 London: HMSO, 1962.


Printing ink; Card


Woodcut; Colour stencil; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Diamonds; Clubs; Spades; Playing cards; Games; Card games; Hearts


Playing cards & Tarot cards; Games; Entertainment & Leisure


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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