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Les Lutteurs / dans le Canton de Berne

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1958,0712.2579

  • Title (object)

    • Les Lutteurs / dans le Canton de Berne
  • Description

    Two men are wrestling, while a group of five peasants are watching, mountains and trees in the background; within a wash border
    Aquatint with hand-colouring

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1795-1831
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 193 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 140 millimetres (trimmed)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below with the title of the image and production details: 'Se cend chez J.J. Bourgdorfer à Berne'
  • Location

    BH/FF10/Swiss Lloyd Collection Unmounted Roy

  • 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

    1958,0712.2579

  • Additional IDs

    • 1208 (Lloyd Number)

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