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The Dancers at a Wedding

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • The Dancers at a Wedding
  • Description

    A gentle-man and a lady walking; both richly dressed; copy of a woodcut by Beham. Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1808
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 258 millimetres
    • Width: 206 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered on plate: '1808 H BG; W v Franken fecit' and 'Z f E Tab 1'.
  • Curator's comments

    For the print by Beham, see E,8.117. This print was first published Achim von Armin's 'Zeitung für Einsiedler, 1.4.1808 (republished in 'Tröst Einsamkeit' 1808). See Sigrun Brunsiek, Auf dem Weg der alten Kunst, Marburg, 1994, p.99 (illustration).

  • Bibliography

    • Pauli 1237 (after) bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 1237 (after) bibliographic details
    • Dodgson I.477.144 (after) bibliographic details
  • Location

    German XIXc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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