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Playing card

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1865 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    A Benda & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woodcut and colour stencil

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr A V Thais

  • Museum number:

    E.269:10-1951

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Playing card, from a set of 40 (from a standard pack of 52); Courts full length; Back with diaper dot pattern in red; Woodcut and colour stencil (the Ace of Spades engraved); Maker's name and address lettered on the Ace of Spades.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

ca. 1865 (published)

Artist/maker

A Benda & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

woodcut and colour stencil

Dimensions

Height: 9.9 cm, Width: 6.6 cm

Descriptive line

Playing card, from a set of 40 (from a standard pack of 52); Courts full length; Back with diaper dot pattern in red; Woodcut and colour stencil; Published by A Benda & Co.; England; ca. 1865.

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

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Wood-cutting; Colour stencil

Categories

Playing cards & Tarot cards; Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Games

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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