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

Made:
c. 1860
maker:
Unattributed
Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide depicting a scene from 'The Heart of Stone'

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Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide depicting a scene from 'The Heart of Stone'
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' with the hero Peter Munck saying goodbye to his wife, painted by an unknown artist and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London. One of a collection of 27 hand painted magic lantern slides.

A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide depicting a scene from the German fairy tale 'The Heart of Stone' with the hero Peter Munck saying goodbye to his wife, 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 fairy story '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
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/6063/5
type:
magic lantern slide
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford