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    Sur le pont D'Avignon, illustration to a book of nursery rhymes and tunes, 'Baby's Bouquêt", 1878; men and woman dancing near a balustrade, a river (?) and houses amid trees beyond Watercolour, over a woodcut

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    • 1845-1878
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    • Height: 158 millimetres
    • Width: 157 millimetres
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    British Roy PVII

  • Exhibition history

    1989 Jan-Mar, Whitworth AG, 'Walter Crane', no. A23

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    • Associated Title: Baby's Bouquêt
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