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Les Luteurs sur les remparts de Berne le Lundi des Paques

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1958,0712.2829

  • Title (object)

    • Les Luteurs sur les remparts de Berne le Lundi des Paques
  • Description

    Situation of a public fight, three couples of fighters acting in front of a crowd of peasants, city, huge trees and figures, standing and sitting in a row in the background; within a wash border
    Aquatint and etching with hand-colouring

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1785-1830 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 258 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 375 millimetres (trimmed)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below with the title of the image, production details: 'Peint d'arpres Natur par Marq. Waquer fils' , 'termine par F. Janinez' , 'se vend à Paris chez Wagner Place Maubert Hotel de la Limace vis-à-vis la rue des 3 Portes' , 'A.P.D.R.' , 'Par son très humble et très obsessant serviteur Wagner' and 'dédié à Madame la Comtesse de Maleissye' with an emblem
  • 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

    1958,0712.2829

  • Additional IDs

    • 738 (Lloyd Number)

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