Figure of 'Death'

Made:
1800-1899
maker:
Unattributed

Magic Lantern slide entitled 'Figure of Death'. Hand coloured British Magic lantern slide.

A hand-painted magic lantern slide depicting the figure of death, painted by an unknown artist in the 19th century. This type of slide is likely to have been used in Phantasmagoria Shows where 'magical' appearances of ghosts and phantoms were projected onto screens or smoke.

A hand-painted magic lantern slide depicting the figure of death, painted by an unknown artist in the 19th century.

This type of slide is likely to have been used in Phantasmagoria Shows where 'magical' appearances of ghosts and phantoms were projected onto screens or smoke.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/11428
type:
lantern slide
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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