1965T6194 Tobacconist's Figure - Turk
|Title:||1965T6194 Tobacconist's Figure - Turk|
Tobacconist's Figure - Turk, 1750-1850
Pinto Collection - Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.
This figure was made to sit on the counter of a tobacconist shop (originally holding a pipe, but this is missing). It was used to advertise Turkish tobacco which became popular in the UK in the mid nineteenth century, as a result of the Crimean war. Sadly, most shop figures are unsigned, but it is widely believed that the craftsmen who made figures like these, were also responsible for large sculptural work such as ships' figureheads and fairground animals.
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery,
|Usage Rights:||CC0 - Public Domain|
|Size:||69.37 MB; 2848 x 4256 pixels; 241 x 360 mm (print at 300 DPI); 754 x 1126 mm (screen at 96 DPI);|