Four Uncle Tom's Cabin Schramberg plates.
STOWE, Harriet Beecher (1855..)
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Diameter of plate 195mm, diameter of images 100mm. Stamped "Schramberg" on the verso of each plate. Germany, c.
Schramberg pottery was founded in 1820 by Isidor Faist in Baden-Wurttemberg.The publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, initially in serial form and later as a book in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery work, became the bestselling novel of the nineteenth century, only the bible exceeded it in sales. The first German edition was published in 1852 and subsequent editions came in 1853 and 1854. Dramatic adaptations first began to appear while the novel was still in serial form and a cottage industry soon developed cashing in on its popularity.The four plates here each illustrate a different scene from the novel: 1. Elisas flucht; 2. Onkel Tom von Eva mit blumen begranst; 3. Onkel toms todt; 4. Legree last Tom auf den todt pfitschen.
Stock Code: 211243