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  • Description

    Portrait of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, bust-length, turned to the right, against white background. 1883
    Etching, printed on silk

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  • Date

    • 1883
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 340 millimetres
    • Width: 294 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed on stone: 'P. Rajon aq. fort.'.
  • Curator's comments

    Print declared to the Printsellers' Association on 27 August 1883.

    There was a mistake in the numbering of Rajon's works in Beraldi's 'Les Graveurs du XIXe', occuring after cat. No.149, with the numbering reset to 120. We have given both catalogue numbers (the one actually printed in Beraldi's catalogue, and, in brackets, the 'real' one).


  • Bibliography

    • Beraldi 175 (205) bibliographic details
  • Location

    French XIXc Unmounted Roy

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