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Tanz (Dance)

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Tanz (Dance)
  • Description

    Dance; couples dancing in ballroom, orchestra behind. 1908 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1908
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 220 millimetres
    • Width: 263 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    This etching is one of a group of seven acquired by the BM in August 1909; three, which included this print, were presented by Campbell Dodgson, the other four by Nolde. No documentation of the transaction exists; it may have been the result of Dodgson's visit to Germany in June 1909, when he may have seen Nolde's work or may have even met the artist himself.


  • Bibliography

    • Schiefler 106.II bibliographic details
  • Location

    German XXc Mounted Imp

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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