January 4, 2012

Collection Name: Scott Skinner Collection

Collection Number: 1976

Post Type: Kite Object or Accessory

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Artist or Author: Tresling and Company

Creation Year: 1820

Height: 10 5/16 inches

Width: 7 5/8 inches


Book print from The Netherlands, titled De Vlieger en de Vogels, probably from the early 1800s, showing three boys flying kites. Marked, "Tresling and Co, Hof-Lith Amst." One kite with tail is airborne, and another is being prepared for launch. Pint is colored with red, blue, green and yellow.
Arch top kite, decorated in Dutch Red, White, and Blue.

Geographic: Netherlands

Kite Type: Flat

Significance: Art, Cultural, Historical

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