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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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Le soir

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Le soir
  • Description

    Bacchic scene in woodland, with, in the foreground, at left, a nymph dancing and a satyr playing tambourine; beyond, more dancing figures; a pond at right, and forest beyond
    Lithograph on chine collé

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1845-1887
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 315 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 436 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with producers' names, printer's address: 'Imp. Lemercier & Cie r. de Seine 57, Paris' and publisher's address: 'Librairie Artistique 18 rue Bonaparte'.
  • Location

    French Masters Portfolio

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Signed on verso: 'ADitchfield' (not in Lugt)

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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