Spooner's Protean Views No. 27. Westminster Abbey Fitted up for the Coronation of Queen Victoria Changing to the Ceremony of the Homage.
1838. William Spooner published a series of 'Spooner's Transformations' during the nineteenth century, of which this print is number five. These novelty prints consisted of a scene or symbolic picture pasted onto a single window mount, with another print adhered to the verso. When held up to the light the first picture would fade, revealing the second print. Spooner also published other novelty prints in the form of movable prints, which utilised flaps and other paper mechanisms to reveal a hidden image.. A novelty print, one of a series of transparency prints Scene of Westminster Abbey fitted up for the coronation of Queen Victoria. When held up to the light, depicts the queen on the throne. Both prints adhered to a window mount, with English inscription adhered below, including publisher's address, 'LONDON WILLIAM SPOONER 377 STRAND JULY 28th, 1838.' Image 6 1/2" x 5 1/4" at center of mount paper.
(Inventory #: 26011250)
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