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Trade card

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1841 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving and etching on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Aubrey J. Toppin, CVO

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


1841 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Engraving and etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

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


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.




Engraving; Etching

Subjects depicted

Cupids; Scroll work; Flowers


Trade cards; Advertising; Black History; Ephemera


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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