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Ludimus interea celeri nos ludimus hora

  • Object type

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  • Title (object)

    • Ludimus interea celeri nos ludimus hora
  • Description

    A dance to the music of Time (the seasons dancing before Time), after Poussin; etched state. c.1787 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1787
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 445 millimetres
    • Width: 605 millimetres (sheet, cut)
  • Curator's comments

    This impression is not inked in the lower half, producing a ghostly impression.For other impressions in the Tarnia collection, see 1843,0513.1099 to 1102.

  • Bibliography

    • Palmerini 132 bibliographic details
  • Location

    BH/FF10/Morghen album Serie X

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Part of the collection of engravings by Raphael Morghen formed by Jacopo Tarnia

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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