• 16  of  19
Asset Preview
Uploaded on:
08/10/2018 18:26:18
Type:
Asset
File Size:
69.37 MB
Dimensions:
2848 x 4256 pixels
954 views 4 downloads
Title: 1965T6194 Tobacconist's Figure - Turk
Description: 1965T6194
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.
Keywords:
19th Century
,
18th Century
,
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
,
Wood
,
Pinto Collection
,
Plasterwork
,
Shop
,
Carved
,
Smoking
,
Gesso
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
Show more details
Credit Line: Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.