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Cinderilla, [sic] or the little glass slipper

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • Cinderilla, [sic] or the little glass slipper
  • Description

    In a terrace, Cinderella seated in a chair on the right, touching her face with her right hand, smiling; a courtier kneeled on the left, fitting a glass slipper to Cinderella's left foot; her two sisters standing behind, being astonished; a landscape in the left background; published state. 1799
    Stipple with etching


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1799
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 280 millimetres
    • Width: 288 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title in English and French, three-lines of English verse, beginning: "Cinderilla [sic] laughed [...]" ending: "[...] of her sisters." and verse in French, production detail: "Drawn & Engraved by Henry Richter.", publication line: "Published Feby. 1799 by J. & H. Richter, 26, Newman Street, Oxford Street."
  • Curator's comments

    Pair to 1891,0511.191.

  • Location

    British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Cinderella
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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