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Blackburne, Harriot.

The gypsey's tent : a true incident, dedicated to Miss Cicely Egerton by her affectionate aunt, Harriot Blackburne.

Additional Title(s):

Gypsy's tent

Great Britain, 1849, January.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([20] p.) ; 18 x 24 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR4129.B3 G9 1849
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Archives & Manuscripts
Bound in contemporary roan and patterned boards.
Manuscript poem, in pen and black ink, illustrated with full-page silhouette illustrations cut from glazed black paper. Each silhouette is composed of multiple pieces of paper neatly overlapped to give the appearance of a single cut sheet. The illustrations show figures among contemporary furnished domestic interiors or outdoors, among natural elements. Each of the nine silhouettes faces a page of verse. The text is apparently original and unpublished, and rehashes racist stereotypes about Romani people.
Subject Terms:
Blackburne, Harriot.
Egerton, Cicely.
English poetry -- 19th century.
Interiors -- England -- 19th century.
Nottingham (England) -- Fiction.
Racism -- Great Britain.
Romanies -- Great Britain -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Romanies in art -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Stores & shops -- England -- 19th century.
Women authors -- Great Britain.
Cut-paper works.
Ethnic stereotypes.

Harriot Blackburne, The Gypsey's Tent. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund.

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