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Street-dancing, London

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1953,0509.397

  • Title (object)

    • Street-dancing, London
  • Description

    An organ player on the left; three figures dancing next to him: a woman with a hat in the centre, lifting her skirt and showing her foot towards a girl who copies the movement; a man on the right, facing right and turning his head towards the viewer; only state. 1914
    Drypoint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1914
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 176 millimetres
    • Width: 200 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed in pencil below image by engraver: "To David Strang / Wm Strang", inscribed by David Strang with catalogue number, title and: "David Strang. imp. / Only state".
  • Curator's comments

    According to David Strang, this was a fairly common sight in London at that date.

  • Bibliography

    • Strang 677 bibliographic details
    • David Strang 705 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XIXc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1953

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1953,0509.397

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