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Title(s):

Cut-paper basket.

Published/Created:
Great Britain, approximately 1820.
Physical Description:
1 cut-paper basket : hand-cut paper with watercolor, stitched with silk thread ; 24 x 29 x 8 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Flat C 2021 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Of green leaf, bird, and flower: artists' books and the natural world, p. 51
Selected exhibitions: “'Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower': Artists' Books and the Natural World" (Yale Center for British Art, May 15 - August 10, 2014).
Likely intended for the collection of visiting cards, this hand-painted, cut-paper basket evokes a decorated ceramic fruit bowl. The unidentified creator may well have copied the flowers from a drawing manual of the sort published by Augustin Heckel.
Subject Terms:
Baskets.
Flowers.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs.
Visiting cards.
Women in natural history.
Form/Genre:
Botanical illustrations.
Cut-paper works.
Watercolors.
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