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La Fête des Bergers Suisses

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1958,0712.2427

  • Title (object)

    • La Fête des Bergers Suisses
  • Description

    Oval-shaped image; a scene in a valley depicts the Festival of Swiss Shepherds in Unspunnen; a ring of spectators surrounds a group of dancers, some wrestlers and a panel of judges; some marquees and chalets to the left; a castle ruin at the foot of the mountain on the right; snowy peaks in the background; around the border of the view in each corner are some more figures illustrating traditional activities at the festival: two ladies reading, a Swiss horn-player; an Unspunnen stone-thrower and two wrestlers.
    Etching with hand-colouring.

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1805 (after)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 331 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 470 millimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in bottom right corner of image: "Jean Stahli fecit."

        Lettered as part of title: "célébré à Unspunnen, dans le canton de Berne, le 17. Aout. 1805. / à Monsieur Thorman, Ballif d'Interlacken par son tres humble et tres obeissant Serviteur Jean Stahli de Brienz, Artiste."

        Graphite inscription on verso: "M / 23.8.28" and "[Snre/hifs]".
  • Location

    BH/FF10/Swiss Lloyd Collection Unmounted Imp

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Festival of Shepherds at Unspunnen
      1805
  • 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

    1958,0712.2427

  • Additional IDs

    • 1489

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