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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1851,0530.1

  • Description

    The country dance; a couple dancing, a woman playing the tambourine, other countrymen sitting, one of them playing the bagpipes, in a woody landscape with three goats on the foreground; small version. c.1637 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1637
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 130 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 193 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The purchase of this print, for £52, by the British Museum was reported in the contemporary press (see 'Minor topics of the month', 'The Art Journal', July 1851, p.201).

  • Bibliography

    • Mannocci 19.I bibliographic details
    • Blum 35.I bibliographic details
    • Robert-Dumesnil XI.10.I bibliographic details
  • Location

    French XVIIc Mounted Roy

  • Exhibition history

    1998 Jun-Sep, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 'Drawings by Claude Lorraine'

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1851

  • Acquisition notes

    Described in the Maberly sale catalogue as 'MAGNIFICENT FIRST STATE, with three goats in the foreground on the left, and a fourth browsing between the woman dancing and the bagpiper, all which animals are effaced in the after impressions. The foreground is also much darker, and the whole effect incomparably more brilliant; UNDESCRIBED BY ANY AUTHOR, AND MOST PROBABLY UNIQUE. From Mr Wells's, Mr Seguier's, and Mr Coningham's collections'. Perhaps 'Mr Wells' is William Wells of Redleaf (d.1847) whose paintings were sold by Christie's in 1848; no print sale with his name attached is recorded (information from Nicholas Stogdon)

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1851,0530.1

The country dance; a couple dancing, a woman playing the tambourine, other countrymen sitting, one of them playing the bagpipes, in a woody landscape with three goats on the foreground; small version.  c.1637
Etching

The country dance; a couple dancing, a woman playing the tambourine, other countrymen sitting, one of them playing the bagpipes, in a woody landscape with three goats on the foreground; small version. c.1637 Etching

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