Victorian Sea Weed 1


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Victorian Sea Weed 1

Product no.: 3367
£195.00


Victorian Pressed: Sea Weed 1 
English c1880
frame size 25 x 31 cm; image 10 x 17 cm.

A Victorian sample of  real pressed sea weed, stuck on thick paper, in a cream-coloured mount with gold line, with a gold painted bamboo style frame.

In the Victorian era, it was a popular occupation for young ladies to collect and press real specimens like ferns, flowers and sea weeds. It was a romantic but sentimental and domesticated way for women to explore the natural world who were not expected to study science for its own merits but as a social accomplishment.   
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