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    A group of half-naked young women dancing on a beach; rocks at left, the sea at right; cliffs in the distance at right and left; oval border of dotted lines in pen and ink around image; proof illustration to Judkin's 'By-gone Moods'; early state before border. 1856

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    • 1856
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    • Height: 83 millimetres (printed image)
    • Width: 130 millimetres (printed image)
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        Lettered within image at lower right: 'W E Frost A R A' at lower left: 'Dalziel sc'.
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    British Masters Portfolio

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    • Associated Title: By-gone Moods
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