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Fête de Lutteurs

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1958,0712.2163

  • Title (object)

    • Fête de Lutteurs
  • Description

    A wrestling match in the foreground with a large group of onlookers; some watch from on top of the rocks; behind and to the left is a group of dancers, to the far right on a hill some men play swiss horns; a group of chalets snow-capped mountains in the distance.
    Aquatint with hand-colouring.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1823-1836 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 395 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 531.5 millimetres (sheet)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image: "Miville pinx." and "F. Hegi sc."

        Lettered below title: "à Basle chez Birmann & Fils."

        Graphite inscription on verso: "k 23 / z 4 / 26", "4439", "45" and "527".
  • Location

    Not on display (BH/FF10/Swiss Lloyd Collection Unmounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1958

  • Acquisition notes

    UNDER THE TERMS OF THE BEQUEST, NONE OF THE PRINTS OR DRAWINGS BEQUEATHED BY R. W. LLOYD MAY BE LENT OUTSIDE THE BRITISH MUSEUM (Registration Numbers 1958,0712.318 to 3149).

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1958,0712.2163

  • Additional IDs

    • 1028
In the immediate foreground a pair of men wrestle in front of a large group of onlookers sitting in a ring; some watch from on top of the rocks; behind and to the left is a large group of figures dancing; to the far right on a hill some men play swiss horns; behind the dancers are various wooden huts and many cows; in the right background is a valley with a lake.  Aquatint with hand-colouring.

Recto

In the immediate foreground a pair of men wrestle in front of a large group of onlookers sitting in a ring; some watch from on top of the rocks; behind and to the left is a large group of figures dancing; to the far right on a hill some men play swiss horns; behind the dancers are various wooden huts and many cows; in the right background is a valley with a lake. Aquatint with hand-colouring.

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