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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    T,5.54

  • Description

    A fan design, a man and woman dancing a tarantella; musicians at left and right, a palace beyond Pen and brown ink, on vellum

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1752-1812
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 142 millimetres
    • Width: 512 millimetres (max)
  • Curator's comments

    See inventory (Z.4.21), where drawing is AFTER Palmieri, a later note says "mounted and removed to drawings by PIETRO PALMIERI". Previously located with drawings in 'German Mosman Portfolio 7 Basement XVIIIc' until Dec. 1936. See Curator's Commentary in T,3.1 for details of printed title and inscription relating to the drawings.

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  • Location

    Italian Roy Vellum XVIIIc

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1789

  • Acquisition notes

    Presented 2 January 1789.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    T,5.54

A fan mount, a man and woman dancing a tarantella; musicians at l and r, a palace beyond
Pen and brown ink, on vellum

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A fan mount, a man and woman dancing a tarantella; musicians at l and r, a palace beyond Pen and brown ink, on vellum

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