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Danse des nymphes

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Danse des nymphes
  • Description

    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. 1860s

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1860-1869
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 131 millimetres
    • Width: 157 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered above image: 'Corot', and below, with name of engraver, name of printer, and title.
  • 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.

  • Location

    French Masters Portfolio

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Annotated in pencil on verso: 'Sale catalogue of Laurent-Richard, Hotel Drouot, April 7th 1873 lot 5'.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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