Copper plate used to print a trade card for the Leather Bottle Hotel, Cobham, Kent, 1860s?
Copper plate used to print a trade card for the Leather Bottle Hotel, Cobham, Kent.
- England, 1860s?
- Physical Description:
- 1 printing plate : copper ; 9.7 x 13.3
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsTX910.G7 L43 1860Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Related Content:
- View catalog record for the printed trade card
- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- Housed with a copy of the printed trade card. See link herewith.
Text, from top left to bottom right: "Hot punch, a specialité. An ordinary at half past one. Superior bedrooms & private apartments. Dickens' old Pickwick, Leather Bottle Hotel. Cobham, opposite the church & college, Kent. All among the cherries, apples & hops. Favorite resort of Charles Dickens. 4 miles from Gravesend & Strood, 1 mile from Sole St. Station, L.C. & D. Ry. Luncheons, dinners & teas served in the Pickwick Room. Billiards & pool, table by Burroughes & Watts. 'Clean & commodious' vide Pickwick. Telegrams- 'Pickwick, Cobham, Kent.'"
The engraved trade card includes a small portrait of Dickens and a larger illustration of Samuel Pickwick addressing the Pickwick Club -- the latter copied faithfully from Robert Seymour's illustration in the Pickwick papers (1836). The Leather Bottle inn is described in chapter 11 of the novel, and Dickens was a frequent visitor there in the 1860s.
- Subject Terms:
- Burroughes & Watts.Copperplates -- Specimens.Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Homes and haunts.Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Pickwick papers.Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.Hotels -- Great Britain.Leather Bottle (Cobham, England)Taverns (Inns) -- Great Britain.Tourism -- Great Britain.
- Printing plates.
Engravings -- 1860-1870.
Trade cards (advertising)
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