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    Plate 15: two groups of three girls with headscarves, dancing in circles in the left foreground; several children at extreme right and left; two musicians playing the violins in the right middle ground; a large audience watching the dance; illustration to 'L'ombre de la croix' by Jérôme & Jean Tharaud (Paris: Éditions Lapina, 1931). 1931


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    • 1931
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 56 millimetres
    • Width: 151 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed in pencil below image.
  • Curator's comments

    See Curator's Comments for 1931,0909.5.

  • Bibliography

    • Gaunt (undescribed) bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XIXc Unmounted Roy

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    • Associated Title: L'ombre de la croix (I. p.37, ch. 1)
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