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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1852,0301.1

  • Description

    A pair of dancers, encircled by a border of leaves and flowers with music-making cupids, a pair of lovers reclining below; the sleeve of the young man in the centre is inscribed: 'AME DROIT'; circular format. c.1465-80 Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1465-1480 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 200 millimetres (circular)
  • Curator's comments

    The present engraving belongs to the so-called 'Otto Prints'; for this group see the commentary to Hind, A.IV.2 (1852-3-1-3). The dancers are partly copied, in reverse, from a similar couple in the 'Planet Venus' print (Hind, A.III.5a.I); Brockhaus supposed that the present print might be that described as 'forma da cenboli, in foglio comune' in the Francesco Rosselli Inventory of 1525. Another version is in the Rothschild Collection (Louvre, Paris). For comments on the print see A. Wright, in exh. cat., London, National Gallery, 'Renaissance Florence. The Art of the 1470s', 1999-2000, no. 91. Also G. Van der Sman, 'Ghirlandaio y el renacimiento en Florencia', Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, cat.no.33 (Spanish and English) where the print is attributed to Baldini.

    This print was issued as a black and white facsimile by the British Museum in 'Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, Reproduced by Photographic Process', [First Series] Part I (Italian Prints), Published by the Trustees in 1882, where it was number XI and described there as 'Anonymous. Design for Plate - Cavalier and Lady Dancing, c.1450.'; (Shelfmark 245*.b.12).

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  • Bibliography

    • TIB 24.2403.022 bibliographic details
    • Hind A.IV.13 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch XIII.145.7 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Italian XVc Mounted Roy

  • Exhibition history

    1999/2000 Oct-Jan, London, National Gallery, Renaissance Florence.The Art of the 1470s, no.91
    2008 June-Oct, Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Florence and the Low Countries
    2010 June-Oct, Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisz, Domenico Ghirlandaio

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1852

  • Acquisition notes

    Baron Philippe de Stosch (1731-1757); Wilhelm Muzel; Ernst Peter Otto (Leipzig, 1783); Klauss Otto (Leipzig, Weigel, 1852).

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1852,0301.1

A pair of dancers, encircled in a border of leaves and flowers with music-making cupids and a pair of lovers reclining below; the sleeve of the young man in the centre is inscribed "AME DROIT"; circular format.  c.1465-80
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A pair of dancers, encircled in a border of leaves and flowers with music-making cupids and a pair of lovers reclining below; the sleeve of the young man in the centre is inscribed "AME DROIT"; circular format. c.1465-80 Engraving

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