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Greedy calves

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1886,1206.150

  • Title (object)

    • Greedy calves
  • Description

    A woman with a bucket from which six calves are feeding, watched by three children the other side of the farm gate; signed engraver's proof proof before title. 1877
    Mixed method on a sheet of chine appliqué

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1877
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 645 millimetres
    • Width: 938 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed in pencil by the engraver. Along the top the publication line of M.Knoedler in New York and Pilgeram & Lefevre of 14 April 1877 at 1a King Street, London. With blindstamp of the Printsellers Association.
  • Location

    German Masters Unmounted Antiquarian

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1886

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1886,1206.150

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