Paper roll in box

Object Number: 
INV.4474
Date: 
1784-1815
Medium: 
Wood, glass, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 9 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. ( 4.8 x 23.5 x 14.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black ink on lower edge of strip: "Sold by C. Sheppard, Lambert Hill, London." printed: in black ink on lower edge of strip: "Published Sep't 10, 1784 by C. Sheppard" printed: in black ink on lower edge of strip: "London Pub'd Feb'y 7 1786 &
Description: 
Wooden box with glass top revealing a series of engraved and hand painted depictions of people in costume as well as actual contemporary figures such as the Duke of York; the figures are rendered on a long strip of paper which is housed on two spools and rotated by cranks; the sides of the box are covered in brown paper.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group