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La ronde de mai (May dance)

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  • Title (object)

    • La ronde de mai (May dance)
  • Description

    Company of young men and women dancing around the May pole; at right, a crouched young woman crouched putting leaves in her hair and looking at her reflection in a pond. 1859
    Mixed media

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  • Date

    • 1859
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 697 millimetres
    • Width: 877 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

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        Lettered with producers' names, publication addresses: 'Berlin - Verlag von Goupil & Cie.', 'Imprimé et Publié par Goupil & Cie le 1er Octobre 1859 - Paris - London' and 'New York - Published by M. Knoedler', and title.
  • Location

    French Masters Plan Press

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