The royal pastime of cupid, or, Entertaining game of the snake, 12th May 1794
The royal pastime of cupid, or, Entertaining game of the snake.
- Additional Title(s):
Royal pastime of cupid
Entertaining game of the snake
- London : Published ... by Laurie & Whittle, no. 53, Fleet Street, 12th May 1794.
- Physical Description:
- 1 game : hand-colored engraving ; sheet 38 x 46 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsFolio B 2021 1eYale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Information
- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- 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.
- Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1794.
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