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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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  • Description

    The dance on the river-bank; a couple dancing to the sound of a musette, with other couples watching, goats, cows, a tour and a water mill; copy after Claude Lorrain Etching

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  • Date

    • 1634-1661
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 155 millimetres
    • Width: 207 millimetres
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        Lettered with name of publisher.
  • Curator's comments

    Copy in reverse of a plate etched by Claude Lorrain c. 1634 (see 1862,0712.127 for original plate).
    Mannocci does not record any copy of that plate.

  • Bibliography

    • Mannocci 13 (copy) bibliographic details
    • Blum 19 (copy) bibliographic details
    • Robert-Dumesnil XI.167.6 (copy) bibliographic details
  • Location

    French XVIIc Unmounted Roy

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    Prints & Drawings

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