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Title(s):

The royal pastime of cupid, or, Entertaining game of the snake.

Additional Title(s):

Royal pastime of cupid

Entertaining game of the snake

Published/Created:
London : Published ... by Laurie & Whittle, no. 53, Fleet Street, 12th May 1794.
Physical Description:
1 game : hand-colored engraving ; sheet 38 x 46 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2021 1e
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Title from game board.
Liman, E. Georgian and Victorian board games, pages 14, 66
Selected exhibitions: "Instruction and Delight: Children's Games from the Ellen and Arthur Liman Collection" (Yale Center for British Art, 17 January-23 May, 2019).
"Referred to as a small/shell track format often compared to the Game of the goose, the ancient Egyptian game of the Snake may also have inspired this spiral design."--Liman.
Subject Terms:
Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
Form/Genre:
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Board games.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1794.
Contributors:
Laurie & Whittle, publisher.
Collection of Ellen and Arthur Liman (Yale Center for British Art)
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