In Private Room

Postcard
ca. 1907 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The Milford Haven Collection consists of 442 specimans of French, Italian and German erotic postcards of considerable interest including a number of rare movable cards, all dating from the early years of the twentieth century. The collection illustrates with great clarity the various styles particular to each region. The cards have been arranged in three albums, according to the subject matter with which they deal, highlighting the original collector's strong interest in scatological subjects.



object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lineblock print
Brief Description
Postcard, Milford Haven Collection, by Georges Mouton, 'In Private Room', Man lolls on table with wineglass while woman suggestively puts champagne bottle to mouth, lineblock print, French, ca.1907
Physical Description
A postcard of a man in evening dress lolling on a table, wineglass in hand. A woman is shown facing him and sucking at a bottle of champagne, she and the bottle are positioned suggestively.
Dimensions
  • Album height: 25.8cm
  • Album width: 21cm
  • Album depth: 7cm
  • Card height: 9cm (Note: approximate)
  • Card width: 14cm (Note: approximate)
Marks and Inscriptions
'PostCards / THE MILFORD HAVEN COLLECTION OF POST CARDS / SECTION I - SECTION VI. SECTION IX. / SECTIONS 1 - 6.9 / Numbers 1-35/ " 72 - 120 / " 148 - 153 / " 163 - 184 / " 205 - 227 / " 250 - 313 / " 350 - 412' (Text and label on album cover)
Credit line
Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall
Object history
This collection of 'Cartes postales fantaisistes' was at one time part of the collection of a member of the Milford Haven family. The collection consists of 442 postcards mounted in three bound albums and accompanied by a typed catalogue dated 1960. It was acquired in 1960 by E.J. Dingwell.
Subjects depicted
Summary
The Milford Haven Collection consists of 442 specimans of French, Italian and German erotic postcards of considerable interest including a number of rare movable cards, all dating from the early years of the twentieth century. The collection illustrates with great clarity the various styles particular to each region. The cards have been arranged in three albums, according to the subject matter with which they deal, highlighting the original collector's strong interest in scatological subjects.



Collection
Accession Number
E.523:271-2001

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record createdJune 11, 2001
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