- [Austria] : [Heinrich Friedrich Müller?], [approximately 1825?]
- Physical Description:
- 1 peepshow (7 sheets) : hand-colored lithographs ; 11 x 14 cm, 52 cm in depth (extended)
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsGV1199 G37Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- Title from Hyde.
Front panel: window with Gothic tracery looking out onto trees.
Panel 1: two ladies on the left reading a book together by a spring and a woman on the right with a basket of apples on her head.
Panel 2: a house on the left and a young man with a guitar on the right, directing his attention to the upper window of the house.
Panel 3: a huntsman on the left aiming his gun at two ducks that fly towards a waterfall to the right.
Panel 4: a baker's shop on the left, the baker seated outside, and a palace or barracks on the right with a sentry at his sentry-box; a couple pass by.
Panel 5: a peacock on a perch with a monkey on the left, and a garden and a house on the right; ducks and a swan swim on the pond.
Back panel: a wide streen in a large urban setting.
Hyde, R. Paper peepshows, cat. 2
Cottage of content, or, Toys, games, and amusements of nineteenth century England, 59
Selected exhibitions: “The Cottage of Content : or, Toys, Games, and Amusements of Nineteenth Century England" (Yale Center for British Art, November 2 - December 31, 1977).
BAC: In the British Art Center copy, panel 5 (a peacock) precedes panel 4 (a baker's shop); the order is reversed in Gestetner copy described by Hyde.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1825.
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