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Trade card

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1841 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving and etching on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Aubrey J. Toppin, CVO

  • Museum number:

    E.357-1967

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 65, box I

Physical description

Trade card decorated with an ornamented border consisting of scrollwork, vines and flowers. At the bottom of the card, within the border and standing above a fountain, are two cupids kissing.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1841 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraving and etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'1841'
Dated within an oval border at the head of the card

'Maquet / Graveur / 10, Rue de la Paix à Paris / Maroquinerie, Papeterie de Luxe'
Lettered within the border

'Maison a Nice, /16 Avenue Masséna'
Lettered at the bottom of the card

Dimensions

Height: 11.7 cm, Width: 8.2 cm

Descriptive line

Trade card of -Maquet, engraver, Paris. Illustrated with a fountain, cupids, and border. Engraving and etching, second quarter of 19th century.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1967 . London: HMSO, 1968.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving; Etching

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Scroll work; Cupids

Categories

Trade cards; Advertising; Black History; Ephemera

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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