The Tarantella Dance
- The Tarantella Dance
A couple dancing on the left, the man stepping to the side, his right arm outstretched, looking up and over his shoulder at the woman, who steps behind him, her arms raised, playing castanets, while a third woman plays a tambourine on the right; after Locke. 1799
Etching printed in brown ink
- Published in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Height: 417 millimetres
- Width: 522 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered below the image with the title and 'W. Lock inv. et del. / F. Bartolozzi R.A. sculp / London, Published as the Act directs, Novr. 1. 1799, by F. Bartolozzi, & Comp.'.
British XVIIIc Unmounted Portfolio
30 September 2010
Reason for treatment
Surface clean; reduce discolouration; tear repair; infill if necessary; flattening.
Surface dirt, discolored; trears and creases; small missing corner at the bottom left.
Surface cleaned; humidified and washed twice (30 mins in cold water and 30 mins in warm water at 40C) to reduce discolouration; air dried; repaired tears and reinforced weak areas with Japanese tissue and wheat starch; the missing corner was infilled with toned Western paper; humidified and flattened. (The treatments were carried out by a volunteer conservation student and then completed by a conservator.)
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Object reference number: PPA254540
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