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Alphonzo Lithograph Lithograph tinsel John Redington

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Original antique print


Tinsel theatrical lithograph published by John Redington (1819-1876). Tinsel prints were created from etched portraits of theatrical stars in popular roles they played on the London stage. They were hand-painted in watercolour and decorated with scraps of material and tinsel addition. John Redington ran a shop at 208 Hoxton Old Town, better known today as 73 Hoxton Street. His main business was printing, bookbinding and selling tobacco. He also prepared prints for plays for the toy theatre, more properly known as 'juvenile drama'. Almost all the plays were written specifically for the toy theatre with a few notable exceptions such as Oliver Twist. The stage sets would include trap doors and windows just like the 'real' theatre. Benjamin Pollock took over the business in 1873. Glued at top corners to backing sheet.

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artist John Redington (publisher)
method Lithograph with hand-colouring and tinselled
date C1850
size 210mm by 160mm (sheet)
SKU DC2724