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Une vocation / Salon de 1875

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1878,0713.226

  • Title (object)

    • Une vocation

    Title (series)

    • Salon de 1875
  • Description

    A courtyard, with two Spanish women watching a little girl dancing as on the right, a young woman is seen playing the guitar while a man claps his hands; after Worms. 1875/78
    Photogravure, on chine collé

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1875-1878
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 254 millimetres
    • Width: 304 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered above image: 'Salon de 1875' and 'Pl. LXIV' and below, with producers' names: 'Peint par J. Worms - Photogravure Goupil & Cie', publication addresses: 'Berlin - Verlag von Goupil & Co', 'Imprimé et publié par Goupil & Cie Editeurs / Paris - Londres - La Haye / PV' and 'New York - Published by M. Knoedler', and title.
  • Location

    French Masters Portfolio

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition date

    1878

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1878,0713.226

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