An Antique Collage, 18th-19th C.

Click on image to join the fun.Collage of Scraps, 18th-19th C., Germany?, The Victoria & Albert Museum
While at first glance, this looks like a single chromolithograph, it’s actually a collage which was assembled in the early Nineteenth Century from late Eighteenth Century scraps and hand-colored lithograph pieces. The different elements have been put together to create a scene of children watching a Chinese puppet show. We don’t know who created this collage, but it’s a great representation of the sort of artistic activities which people did at home. I wish we did more of this sort of thing today. Source: Stalking the Belle Époque

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