Scenes adapted from playing cards. Drawings by E. Estridge, 1840.
- Estridge, E., active approximately 1840.
About this work
Three cards from a complete pack, in which the printed face sides have been altered in pen and ink to create contemporary scenes
3 mixed media works : colour lithographs, with pen and ink ; sheets 2.5 x 3.5 cm
Wellcome Collection 780448i
1. 2 Spades: "Science": two pugilists fighting
2. 10 Hearts: "Post mortem": nine people seated around a table on which a corpse is lying
3. 3 Diamonds: "To Guys": a person being carried on a stretcher by two men
In the complete pack, each of the Queens, Kings and Knaves was marked with a letter or number spelling out "E. Estridge, 1840". The cards bear the manufacturer's name of Hardy and Sons (fl. ca. 1784-1840)
- three cards
Where to find it
2 Spades: "Science"
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10 Hearts: "Post mortem"
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3 Diamonds: "To Guys"
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