From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleA Feather In Her Cap
About this objectTwo girls pinning a peacock feather in an older woman’s–presumably their grandmother’s–cap. The older woman sits in a chair holding scissors and fabric. Ball of yarn sits on a bench behind the girls. The engraving is after a painting by the English painter John Morgan. The image appeared in Peterson’s Magazine.
Medium and MaterialsSteel engraving.
Inscription and Marksverso: [pencil] 79:077:19
Measurements17.2 cm x 12.4 cm
Subject and Association DescriptionIllman Brothers was a Philadelphia based engraving studio active in the 19th century.
Subject and Association KeywordsIllman Brothers
Subject and Association Keywords19th century engraving
Subject and Association KeywordsSteel Engraving
Subject and Association KeywordsPeterson’s Magazine
Subject and Association KeywordsJohn Morgan
Subject and Association KeywordsChildren
Subject and Association KeywordsGrandmother
Subject and Association KeywordsFeathers
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop