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    Portrait of dancer Fanny Cerrito, whole-length performing a ballet dance, in a leap with her her right leg behind her and dressed in fairy wings, against a plain background; trimmed to image, unpublished. 1839
    Lithograph on india paper

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    • 1839
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    • Height: 518 millimetres
    • Width: 338 millimetres
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    Noted on the verso: "Fanny Cerito/by Lowes Dickinson after my drawing but never published, failing in the printed", signed by the artist and dated 1839.

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    British Masters Portfolio

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