Cut Paper Tableau

Late 18th / early 19th century


A wonderful example of a scissor cut, also known as a decoupage (from the French) or a scherenschnitte (from the German), from the late 18th or very early 19th century showing a series of mini tableaux within a lace-like cut border with trailing leaves.

Cut from paper that is black on one side only with pin-pricking to add texture and definition.


Item Ref. 5648

Size: framed, 219 x 272mm (8⅝ x 10⅝")

Provenance: Collection of Sydney, Lady Morgan (1776-1859)