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The African Queen

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The African Queen
  • Description

    Wrestler with dead animal skin on shoulder; working proof. 2010
    Hand-coloured etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 2010
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 160 millimetres
    • Width: 138 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed, titled 'The African Queen' and inscribed 'Working Proof' in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    Printed by Pauper's Press, London and hand-coloured by the artist. Published by Paul Stolper, London in an edition of 30. The etching originated from an earlier pencil tracing of the wrestler subject.

  • Location

    British Roy PIX

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    16 February 2010

    Reason for treatment


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    Treatment details

    Mounted into an overthrow Royal mount using 6ply Canson conservation board (window) and 4ply Heritage 100% cotton musseum board (backboard). Hinged to backboard usingJapanese paper hinges and Culminal (non-ionic cellulose ether).

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  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased with funds from the Modern Fund

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


Wrestler with dead animal skin on shoulder; working proof. 2010  Hand-coloured etching


Wrestler with dead animal skin on shoulder; working proof. 2010 Hand-coloured etching

reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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