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Tomkins, Peltro William, 1759–1840
To the Queen this book of etchings, from papers cut by the Right Honourable Lady Templeton in the collection of Her Majesty, is with permission most humbly dedicated / by most devoted and very much obliged serv. P. W. Tomkins.
London : Publish'd as the Act directs June 4. 1790, by J.F. Tomkins, [1790]
Physical Description:
[2] p., [12] leaves : chiefly ill. ; 31 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NE642.T66 A4 1790+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Twelve etched plates, depicting women and children, printed on colored papers (blue or orange); with an engraved title page.
"They have been incorrectly described as another series after Princess Elizabeth's paper cuts, under another pseudonym, Lady Templeton; however, they are similar to a series of designs titled 'Domestic employments' and 'Maternity' made for Wedgwood in the 1780s by the amateur modeller, Elizabeth, Lady Templeton (1747-1823) ..."--Sloan.
English short title catalogue, T118759
Sloan, K. Noble art : amateur artists and drawing masters, p. 237
BAC: British Art Center copy plates are printed on blue paper, and each is mounted separately to blank leaves in the present volumes. Includes hree original paper cut-outs, two of which have been pasted so as to frame the dedication leaf; the third is mounted above one of the plates in which it is reproduced in reverse. An additional hand-colored etching by W. Platt has been mounted as a frontispiece. Bound in contemporary gilt- and blind-tooled tree calf.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Paper work -- Great Britain -- Specimens -- Early works to 1800.
Tomkins, J. F. -- Publisher.
Cut-paper works.
Etchings -- 1790.
Etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1790.
Upton, Elizabeth, Baroness Templetown.
Charlotte, Queen, consort of George III, King of Great Britain, 1744-1818.

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