Antique Hand Painted Natural History Diagrams


  • £150.00
  • €166 Euro
  • $197 US Dollar

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Antique Hand Painted Natural History Diagrams

Original Early 20th Century Painted Diagrams, ‘A Lecture on Ants’ by Rev. Spong, 1911.

Hand-painted on cotton by the Reverend A. D. Spong himself, for his lecture entitled: ‘Ants or the History of the Little People’ which took place on Wednesday 18th January 1911 at the Y.M.C.A. in Crawley. They are in great vintage condition, some have some paint transfer where they have been folded (we love this!). They have minimal wear and tear as they have been stored away for a while but obviously show some signs of age and there are a couple of small slits where the paint has hardened on the fabric over time. I have ironed them slightly and quite like them like this but they could be steamed or ironed more if you would like them flatter before framing.

Measuring 154cm x 101cm.

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  • H: 101cm (39.76in)
  • W: 154cm (60.63in)


First quarter 20th Century

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