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An early 19th century engraving featuring Monsieur Louis. Published by J Reddington Hoxton London, this is most likely to be an incompleted "tinsel print". 

 

The paper is aged but undamaged and the colour is exceptionally strong

 

Simply framed in duck cloth, inclusive of frame this is 17.5cm x 22cm

 

This is what the V&A says about these unusual prints: "Tinsel prints were created from etched portraits of theatrical stars in popular roles they played on the London stage. They were hand-painted in watercolour and decorated with scraps of material and tinsel additions. They were popular during the first half of the 19th century and were considered an adult, rather than a child's hobby. By the 1830s it was possible to buy the tinsel, leather and feather ornaments to go with each image."

Early 19th Century hand coloured Tinsel Print

£60.00Price
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