Detail

Title ID 14018Collection ID1583
Title[Drinking Monk]
Date[ca. 1820s - 1830s]
CollectionHecht Collection
Genre/TypeProfessionalPhotographic Shop/CompanyFictionSpecial Effects [was: Trick]
KeywordsFilm Making
Location
NationalUnited Kingdom England
Credits
ProductionWilliam Harris & Co.
ProducerWilliam Harris & Co [1813 - 1839]
Commissioning bodyUser: Christopher [?]
FormatColour Silent
Durationvariable
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.

Summary

This double slipping mechanical lantern slide consisting of two hand-painted glass plates, 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.

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

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.