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    Bacchic scene in woodland, with, in the foreground, group of figures dancing around tree on the left, and two figures running towards centre on the right; beyond, more dancing figures, and a dense clump of trees to right; cutting from an unidentified French publication

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    • 1845-1916
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    • Height: 131 millimetres (image size)
    • Width: 175 millimetres
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        Signed within image, bottom right: 'F. R.' (or 'JF. R.').
  • Curator's comments

    Copy after the painting by Corot known as 'Une matinée' or 'la danse des nymphes', painted in 1845 and now at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

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    French Masters Portfolio

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    Prints & Drawings

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