About this object

  • ID:

    39.47

  • Production date:

    1739-1740

  • Location:

    In Store

  • Silk handkerchief; plate print in black ink, 1739-40. This early example of a souvenir printed on silk was produced on a press moved onto the frozen Thames during the Great Frost of 1739-40. Showing eighteen couples in national dress, (typical of illustrations often used as sources for masquerade dress), it was probably intended to hang on a wall or in a window, rather than be used as a handkerchief.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    W 250 mm; H 400 mm

  • Materials

    silk; ink

  • Last Updated

    2019-04-16

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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