January 3, 2012

Collection Name: Other

Collection Number: 1972

Post Type: Kite Object or Accessory

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Artist or Author: W. H. Worthington

Creation Year: 1830

Height: 10 3/4 inches

Width: 7 1/2 inches


Book print entitled, "Times of the Day, Noon. From the Original Picture by Hogarth. John Tallis and Company, London and New York." "Engraved by W.H. Worthington". Hogarth's original was published in 1736, this is a finely crafted print, probably from the early 1800s, as the publishing house is in both London and New York.
Pear-top kite is hanging from a roof over the detailed scene of London daily life. Interestingly, the back of the kite is shown with spine and three attachments.

Geographic: United Kingdom, United States

Kite Type: Flat

Significance: Art, Cultural, Historical

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