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The Wedding Dancers

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • The Wedding Dancers
  • Description

    A couple dancing; from a series of thirteen plates showing wedding dancers

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1530-1556
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 51 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 37 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with monogram in top left corner: "CB"
  • Curator's comments

    This is one of a series of thirteen, for comment on the series see 1979,U.297.

  • Bibliography

    • Schéle 105 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 99 bibliographic details
  • Location

    D+F XVIc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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