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The Two Grandmothers

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The Two Grandmothers
  • Description

    Group watching a girl dancing, a girl in the centre dancing with cymbals, to the tune of tambourine played by another on the left, flanked by two old women sitting outside a cottage in a forest, surrounded by children; after Weigmann; illustration to the Art Journal of 1861. 1854

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1854
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 248 millimetres (cut)
    • Width: 333 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title, production details: "Marie Weigmann, [sic] pinxt.", "C. H. Jeens, sculpt.", "From the picture in the Royal Collection."
  • Curator's comments

    Date from 1861,0810.432.

  • Location

    British XIXc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Art Journal (1861)
  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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