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A country dance

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • A country dance
  • Description

    A man with a dark hat and coat, standing, lifting his left leg, holding a woman in his hand; the woman, seen from behind, looking down, with hair up and barefoot; a landscape in the background, with a hill on the left and a farmhouse on the right; final state. 1911
    Drypoint with surface tone

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1911
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 248 millimetres
    • Width: 275 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within image at bottom left with artist's name: "W Strang 1911", signed in pencil below image by engraver: "Wm Strang", inscribed by David Strang with catalogue number and: "David Strang. imp. Final state (of 4)."
  • Bibliography

    • Strang 527 bibliographic details
    • David Strang 645.IV bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XIXc Unmounted Roy

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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