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The Wondrous Leotard

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ramsey, C. (lithographers)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 17, box V

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

London (printed)


ca. 1860 (printed)


Ramsey, C. (lithographers)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

C. Ramsey, Litho 9 Belvedere Place, Boro Road


Height: 25.5 in, Width: 19 in

Object history note

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.

Descriptive line

'The Wondrous Leotard', playbill for the Britannia Theatre, Hoxton, ca. 1860

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

Taken from departmental handlist


Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted

Theatres; Trapeze


London history; Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Printed pages & sheets


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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