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In polisht walls a sister found is kissed

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • In polisht walls a sister found is kissed
  • Description

    A woman kissing a reflection of herself in a room; illustration to Thomas Sturge Moore, 'Danae' Vale Press, 1903
    Woodcut with title in letterpress printed in red

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1903
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 113 millimetres
    • Width: 77 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The text is printed in Rickett's own type, the 'King's Fount'

  • Location

    British XIXc Mounted Roy

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Danae
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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