Silver winker - mount made for HRH the Prince of Wales

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Acquired in 1998 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Rogers, William Harry
attributions_note
bibliography
Houfe, Simon 'The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists'. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Baron Publishing, Antique Collectors' Club, revised 1981 437 p. ISBN 0902028731 Ball, Douglas 'Victorian Publishers' Bindings.' London: The Library Association, 1985, 90 p. and 155 p. Engen, Rodney K. 'Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers'. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 1985, 223 p. ISBN 0859641392 'The Oxford English Dictionary' Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. Second edition vol.XX, 401 p.
collection_code
PDP
credit
Purchased with the Assistance of the Friends of the National Libraries
date_end
1873-12-31
date_start
1825-01-01
date_text
1825-1873 (made)
descriptive_line
Design for a silver winker-mount
dimensions
Height: 31.5 cm Loose page of album, Width: 24.6 cm Loose page of album, Height: 14.7 cm Design, Width: 8.3 cm Design
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
This silver winker-mount was designed for harness presumably for Prince Albert's stable. There is a reference in the 'Oxford English Dictionary' to 'coach-horse's winkers' and to the use of the term in the 1859 'Carriage Builders' Art Journal' 'the winker-cheek is cut eight inches from buckle to buckle.' Historical significance: This design is part of the W.Harry Rogers Archive and to quote the information on the archive provided by 'RW' on 6 February 1998 on the registered file 1997/1476: 'It is extraordinarily rare to have this kind of documentation at this level of production for the middle decades of the 19th century. The fact the (sic) the state of the designs ranges from rough sketches to finished drawings and proofs allows the pieces to document the design process very closely.'
id
46
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:17:41.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:17:41.000Z
latitude
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 190
longitude
marks
'Silver winter [illegible inscription] - mount made for H.R.H / the Prince of Wales.' 'W H ROGERS invt.' invt. = invenit which means designed
materials
paper, pencil, wash
materials_techniques
Pencil and wash on paper
museum_number
E.670-1998
museum_number_token
e6701998
object_number
O49447
object_type
Design
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Page from an album, from which the cover has been lost, on which is a design of an elaborate, semi-circular mount drawn in pencil. It is drawn on a rectangular page of grey paper stuck to, and within a pencil border on, a large sheet of cream-coloured, stiffened paper.
place
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
silver-winker-mount-made-for-design-rogers-william-harry
sys_updated
2013-12-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
drawing, painting
title
Silver winker - mount made for HRH the Prince of Wales
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1873
year_start
1825