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Postcard - Va benone...ecco che piove!

Va benone...ecco che piove!

  • Object:

    Postcard

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1904 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall

  • Museum number:

    E.524:493-2001

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 507, box II

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.

Physical description

A postcard depicting a man in tall hat and carrying a large red umbrella standing on a footpath beneath another path running above. A dog is urinating on the top path, onto the man's hat and he is opening his umbrella against the 'rain', saying: 'That's good. Here is the rain.'

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

ca. 1904 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'SECTIONS 7 8 10 11 12 / Post Cards / The Milford Haven Collection / of / Post Cards. / Numbers 323 - 326 / " 336 - 340 / " 420 - 441 / " 453 - 504 / " 508 - 515'
Labels and text printed on album cover

'Va benone....ecco che piove!'
printed on pastcard, recto

Dimensions

Height: 13.6 cm album, Width: 21 cm album, Depth: 5.5 cm album, Height: 9 cm card, Width: 14 cm card

Object history note

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.

Descriptive line

Postcard, Milford Haven Collection, 'Va benone...ecco che piove!', Man putting up his umbrella against 'rain' caused by dog urinating, lithograph, Italian, ca.1904

Materials

Printing ink; Card

Techniques

Printing; Photography

Subjects depicted

Postcards; Dogs; Urine; Umbrellas

Categories

Postcards; Ephemera; Erotica

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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