Detail

Title ID 14018Collection ID1583
Title[Drinking Monk]
Date[ca. 1820s - 1830s]
CollectionHecht Collection
Genre/TypeProfessionalFictionSpecial Effects [was: Trick]
Location
NationalUnited Kingdom England
Credits
ProductionWilliam Harris & Co [1813 - 1839]
ProducerWilliam Harris & Co [1813 - 1839]
Commissioning bodyUser: Christopher [?]
FormatColour Silent
Duration00:00:36:00
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Summary

This double slipping slide shows an overweight monk with a drinkers nose enjoying a glass of wine, beckoning us with his finger.

Description

The slide is set in a wooden mount and consists of two hand-painted glass plates. In projection the slide, when one glass plate is slowly moved across the other, shows the monk rolling his eyes and opening and closing his month.

Stills

A still image taken from TID 14018, showing a double slipping magic lantern slide in a woodern mount, displaying a colour painted figure of an overweight monk with a drinkers nose enjoying a glass of wine, beckoning us with his finger. 
A still image taken from TID 14018, showing a close up image of a colour hand painted figure of an overweight monk with a drinkers nose, enjoying a glass of wine, beckoning us with his finger.

Contextual information

Stamped on the wooden mount are the details of the slide manufacturer: William Harris & Co. We also find on the mount the hand written name 'Christopher'. It is unknown if this is the name of the commissioner or user of the slide.