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Dancers and Musicians

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Gg,4Q.14

  • Title (series)

    • Dancers and Musicians
  • Description

    Plate 2: A bearded man dancing with a veiled woman; the male figure at left in profile to right, setting one foot in front of the other; the female figure at right in three-quarter profile to left; from a series of ten plates of dancing couples, musicians and drinkers.
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1539-1562
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 56 millimetres
    • Width: 44 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed with monogram 'VS' intertwined at upper left and numbered 2 above the monogram.
  • Curator's comments

    See Curatorial Comment for Gg,4Q.11.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 174.II bibliographic details
    • O'Dell-Franke f.56 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch IX.271.225 bibliographic details
  • Location

    German XVIc Mounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    Gg,4Q.14

Plate 2: A bearded man dancing with a veiled woman; the male figure at l in profile to r, setting one foot in front of the other; the female figure at r in TQ profile to l; from a series of ten plates of dancing couples, musicians and drinkers.
Engraving

Plate 2: A bearded man dancing with a veiled woman; the male figure at l in profile to r, setting one foot in front of the other; the female figure at r in TQ profile to l; from a series of ten plates of dancing couples, musicians and drinkers. Engraving

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