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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/57
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 134 mm, monochrome. Woman at a square piano.
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Whole: Exquisitely engraved with woman seated at a square piano, although one with an improbable key grouping, so a "generic" piano. Patterned curtains and drapery frame the picture. (cf. Y: 62/15/69A). Her simple day dress of ca. 1825-30 has gigot or "leg of mutton" sleeves and a large collar with a ruffled border. Around her neck is a double ruff of lace, a 16th century feature which was revived occasionally between ca. 1810 and 1830 and gives the picture the appearance of an earlier period.

Dimensions:
  • Height: 134mm
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