Scene from 'The Heart of Stone', Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide

Made:
1860-1880
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A scene from The Heart of Stone, Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide

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A scene from The Heart of Stone, Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide depicting a scene from the German fairy tale 'The Heart of Stone', painted by an unknown artist and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London.

A moral tale of the evils of the pursuit of material wealth, 'The Heart of Stone' was written by the German poet and author Wilhelm Hauff (1802-1827).

The Royal Polytechnic Institution in Regent Street, London, was renowned for its spectacular magic lantern shows employing as many as six huge lanterns projecting large, hand-painted slides eight inches (20.3 cm) by five inches (12.7 cm).

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/6063/3
type:
magic lantern slide
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford