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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/67
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 111 mm, monochrome. Outline in stipple only. Woman in fitted dress; reverse: Man in profile.
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

67A.: A beautiful, stippled, hip-length picture of a woman in a slim, fitted dress. It dates from ca. 1875-85, a brief period when there was no bustle and which lasted rather longer in the USA than in Britain and Europe.

67B.: A sketchy and incomplete profile view of a man with a long, drooping moustache but no beard, a style which some men adopted during the 1880s.

Dimensions:
  • Height: 111mm
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