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Le Retour du printemps / Album Lyrique

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Le Retour du printemps

    Title (series)

    • Album Lyrique
  • Description

    Figures dancing in a circle, trees on either side. 1830

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1830
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 78 millimetres (image area)
    • Width: 95 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: 'Lith. de Engelmann'. Signed on stone.
  • Curator's comments

    Published in L'Album Lyrique, a compilation of songs illustrated by twelve lithographs and publishe din 1830.

  • Bibliography

    • IFF 35 bibliographic details
    • Moreau 73.II (p.45) bibliographic details
  • Location

    French XIXc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Illegible collector's mark, on verso, stamped in black

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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