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Creator:
Adelaide Claxton, 1858–1905, British
Title:

Philipines

Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and black ink, gray wash and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper mounted to moderately thick, slightly textured, gray wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 1/4 × 9 inches (13.3 × 22.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite in upper right portion of inscription sheet: "Adelaide Claxton"; in top portion of the inscription sheet in brown ink, centered: "Philipines" | This represents the game of Philipines which is one of the greatest amusements of a long sea voyage - The Captain if he is a good natured one always encourages as many of this kind as possible, otherwise | if people shack up together for 3 or 4 months are sure to quarrel, and sometimes a duel on landing has been talked about if the attentions of the passengers has not been distracted by dancing games [...] - Landfolks Ca[...] | [...] agree the excitement that Philipines make - some don't even know what the ceremony is. The desert almonds are put on the table with the shells on. Whoever has a double almond gives one to a neighbour or friend and eats | the corresponding half. After that there is no more to be done until the following morning when the Philips [?&] Philipines are on the alert as soon as the stewards are up, lu

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1993.31.17
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
genre subject | ladder | men | party | women
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4198
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