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André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89)

'Le Bilboquet'; The cup-and-ball c.1855

Salted paper print | 11.3 x 16.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2932746

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Photograph of a group of ten individuals, consisting of three adults and seven boys, playing with cup-and-balls. The group are arranged in a semi-circular shape, facing towards the camera. At the centre of the composition, a boy holds a ball in his left hand and the cup, or spike, in his right. Five of the other boys hold cup-and-balls. A boy on the far left holds a hoop. A hoop lies on the ground at the centre of the group. The photograph appears to have been taken  within the courtyard of a house.
  • Creator(s)

    André Adolfe Eugène Disdéri (1819-89) (photographer)

  • 11.3 x 16.9 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Sports
        • Cup and Ball (game)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • France
    • People
      • Boys
      • Children