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La parade des lutteurs

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • La parade des lutteurs
  • Description

    The wrestlers show; bare-chested man calling out, figures behind. 1920 Woodcut, on light buff paper

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1920
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 113 millimetres
    • Width: 193 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed on block. Lettered with name, title and "(Bois gravé)".
  • Curator's comments

    From 'Images de Paris', May 1920, no.8.

  • Location

    French XXc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Images de Paris
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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