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Vue de la Jungfrau / et de la fête des bergers célébrée en 1808, au pied du chateau d'Unspunnen / Canton de Berne

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1958,0712.2537

  • Title (object)

    • Vue de la Jungfrau / et de la fête des bergers célébrée en 1808, au pied du chateau d'Unspunnen / Canton de Berne
  • Description

    The Unspunnen festival; a crowd of spectators gather around wrestlers and stone-throwers; to the left are two red and white striped tents and a dining-table; barrels of drink are carried by various figures, in the right foreground, a woman serves drink from a barrel under a tree and two men argue, one holding a Swiss horn, the other a rifle; the Jungfrau covered in snow is in the background.
    Lithograph with hand-colouring.

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1808 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 426 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 576 millimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with the title, and directly below the image "Villeneuve , d'apres les Croquis de Mr. Mongin, les figures par Adam." / "Imp.e Lith.e de G. Engelmann." Graphite inscription on verso: "X / II 6,873".
  • Curator's comments

    The Unspunnen festival, which features throwing a large boulder of historic significance, still takes place today in Interlaken near the ruins of Unspunnen castle.

  • Location

    BH/FF10/Swiss Lloyd Collection Unmounted Imp

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • 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

    1958,0712.2537

  • Additional IDs

    • 968

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