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Handkerchief: T.9-1922

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Unbleached cotton (three sides hemmed), printed in brick red with the nursery rhyme "The Life and Death of Jenny Wren". One large central illustration surrounded by 12 smaller ones and the 15 verses.
A note attached records "Handkerchief belonging to my eldest brother Longfield, who died 1806, aged two years, of whooping cough".

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 13.75 in
Width: 11.25 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


Production date: AD 1806

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.9-1922
Primary reference Number: 198807
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 24 April 2014 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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