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A Dancing Class

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • A Dancing Class
  • Description

    Young women standing in a row in an elegant room, and on the right the dancing teacher, standing beside a piano; with remarque of a guitar; impression signed by artists. 1883

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1883
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 365 millimetres
    • Width: 517 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered above image with publication line: 'London, Published March 3rd 1883, by L. H. Lefevre 1 King Street, St James's, Copyright registered, New York, M. Knoedler & Co, Berlin, Stiefbold & Co'.
        Impression signed in pencil by Ludovici and Salmon.
        Blind stamp of the Printsellers' Association, lower left, with the initials 'BZ'.
  • Curator's comments

    Declared to Printsellers' Association, 3 March 1883.
    A pair to 'A Singing Lesson' (see 1886,1206.120).

  • Location

    French XIXc Unmounted Imp

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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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