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  • Description

    A fair ground in front of a church, clowns dancing past tents towards the left, a drummer approaching the viewer in the right foreground, past three men who sit on the ground, backs to the viewer, in the centre, a ring-master attracting attention to a wrestling match taking place in a ring on a high stage to right, spectators sitting and standing all around; engraver's proof.
    Drypoint with surface tone


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1880-1943
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 257 millimetres
    • Width: 365 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed in blue crayon on the recto by the engraver; annotated by him 'No I' and in pencil 'I. point only'.
  • Location

    Not on display (British XIXc Unmounted Imp)

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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Object reference number: PPA235449

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