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The Wondrous Leotard

ca. 1860 (printed)
Place of origin

Playbill advertising the 'Wondrous Leotard', a trapeze artist, at the Britannia Theatre, Hoxton.

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Brief description
'The Wondrous Leotard', playbill for the Britannia Theatre, Hoxton, ca. 1860
Physical description
Playbill advertising the 'Wondrous Leotard', a trapeze artist, at the Britannia Theatre, Hoxton.
  • Height: 25.5in
  • Width: 19in
Dimensions taken from departmental handlist
Marks and inscriptions
C. Ramsey, Litho 9 Belvedere Place, Boro Road
Credit line
Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers
Object history
This object was part of the John Edmund Gardner collection of topographical prints and drawings of London. After Gardner's death the collection passed to his son Edmund Thomas, but was sold to Edward Coates MP in 1910. The collection was sold again in 1923 after Coates' death, and was split between various institutions and private collectors. The portion connected with Hoxton, Homerton, Hackney and Bethnal Green was bought by the Hon. Arthur Villiers and donated to the Bethnal Green Museum.
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Place depicted
Bibliographic reference
Taken from departmental handlist
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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