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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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    Figure study for the picture, Academy for instruction in the use of the fan, an illustration to Addison's essay in 'The Spectator', Exercise of the Fan; finished costume study of dancing master, standing turned to left and holding a fan Graphite, on brown paper Verso; Study of foliage Graphite

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    • 1824-1862
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 132 millimetres
    • Width: 115 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See also 1893,0804.2-3

  • Bibliography

    • Binyon 3 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British Roy PVII

  • Exhibition history

    1985/6 Nov-Jan, Geffrye Museum, 'Solomon Family of Painters', no. 9 1986 Jan-Mar, Birmingham AG, 'Solomon Family of Painters', no. 9

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    • Associated Title: Spectator
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