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Prints in Imitation of Drawings

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • Prints in Imitation of Drawings
  • Description

    Village dance under a tree: a couple facing each other in the centre in front of a large tree, musicians and an audience behind, a man with a scythe on the right, view of a village in the background; after Carracci. c.1732-1736
    Etching, printed in brown ink

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1732-1736 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 398 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 285 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with production detail: "Aug: Carracci delin.", "AP. [monogram]", two-lines of Latin dedication to Houlditch beginning: "Archetypi [...]" ending: "[...] Arth: Pond."
  • Curator's comments

    For other impressions, see U,2.162 and 1936,1116.2126.16. Date from the series. See comment in 1936,1116.2126.1.

  • Bibliography

    • Hake 7 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    There was no registration number on this object, hence the new U number was given when catalogued.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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