The gypsey's tent : a true incident, dedicated to Miss Cicely Egerton by her affectionate aunt, Harriot Blackburne.
- Additional Title(s):
- Great Britain, 1849, January.
- Physical Description:
- 1 v. ( p.) ; 18 x 24 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsPR4129.B3 G9 1849Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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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 The text is apparently original and unpublished, and rehashes racist stereotypes about Romani people.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.
Harriot Blackburne, The Gypsey's Tent. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund.