Cloth casing in deep red maroon, with an elaborate gilt device.
H. N. Humphreys.
Elaborate gilt device on maroon cloth.
8¾ x 6 inches
Another dense design which shows the four seasons in the form of an elaborate border. The small details, especially the grasshopper (bottom right), winter bird – a robin? - (bottom right) and dragonfly (top right) are lyrical and uplifting.
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Photograph and text by Simon Cooke
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