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Advert - 'Pears Soap'

Collection ID: 
1976.039.13
Collection: 
Social history
Pears' soap advert on card. "Bubbles by Sir John E Millais Bart R A" written at the bottom. A reproduction in miniature of an original oil painting. It shows a little boy dressed in green velvet, blowing bubbles from a pipe. It is mounted on stiff card. On the reverse "Bubbles, a fac-similie, in miniature of original oil painting. Sir John E. Millais, Bart R A. The reproduction of this subject has involved an outlay of £20,000, inclusive of £2,200 for the original painting. The artist's grandson sat as the model".

Keywords
advertizing
toilet

Physical attributes

Dimensions
Height185mm

Production

OriginatorPears' Soap
Date (general)19th century

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