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The Alphabet of Wild Flowers

  • Object:

    Book of verse

  • Place of origin:

    Kent (made)

  • Date:

    1856 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Strange, Louisa (Lady), born 1788 - died 1862 (artist)
    Thomas, Louisa Mrs., born 1810 - died 1911 (author)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Manuscript verses with watercolour illustrations, bound in red velvet with decorations in gold wire; outer cover and slip-case of magenta watered silk, the former lined with white silk with red tie-ribbons. At the front of the volume are pasted photographs and a handwritten letter

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Charles ffoulkes

  • Museum number:

    E.553-1949

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf D, box 43

Physical description

The Alphabet of Wild Flowers addressed to her young daughter by Mrs. Thomas of Eyhorne House Illustrated by Lady Strange 1856. Volume containing decorated title-page and sheets (14) of manuscript verses with illustrations, bound in red velvet with decorations in gold wire on the front cover, contained in an outer cover and slip-case of magenta watered silk, the former lined with white silk with red tie-ribbons. At the front of the volume are pasted photographs of Lady Strange and Mrs. Louisa Thomas and a letter written by the latter when aged 100 years, to a daughter of Lady Strange.

Place of Origin

Kent (made)

Date

1856 (made)

Artist/maker

Strange, Louisa (Lady), born 1788 - died 1862 (artist)
Thomas, Louisa Mrs., born 1810 - died 1911 (author)

Materials and Techniques

Manuscript verses with watercolour illustrations, bound in red velvet with decorations in gold wire; outer cover and slip-case of magenta watered silk, the former lined with white silk with red tie-ribbons. At the front of the volume are pasted photographs and a handwritten letter

Dimensions

Height: 8.75 in book, Width: 11.125 in book, Height: 9.25 in slip-cover, Width: 11.5 in slip-cover, Depth: 1.25 in slip-cover

Descriptive line

Louisa, Lady Strange. Illustrated manuscript book of verse, 'The Alphabet of Wild Flowers', written by Mrs Louisa Thomas. Watercolour. Kent, 1856. Red velvet binding in magenta watered silk slip case and cover.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1949, London: HMSO, 1961.

Materials

Watercolour; Velvet; Gold wire; Moire; Ribbon

Techniques

Watercolour

Categories

Books; Manuscripts; Children & Childhood

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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