Collection SKE - Skeleton Leaves

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Skeleton Leaves


  • 1854 - 1900 (Creation)

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1 flat box, 45cm

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Archival history

unknown, album found in archives, as were the loose leaves. It appears the two may not even be connected.

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1 folder with the handwritten title "Skeleton Leaves Madeira 1854" - inside are 6 pages on blue folded paper containing skeletonised leaves inserted into cuts in the paper. Leaves include magnolia, ivy, oak, coral or erythrina crista-galli, sword coral, Portugal rose tree, common custard apple, lemon and citron. Who compiled it and wher it came from is currently unknown.
Also in the box are three loose leaves, found in the archives store, origin unknown.

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Album and leaves are by their nature fragile and will require careful handling, although the album was conserved and some leaves protected with polyester in 2017.

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  • Box: K4