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- Object: La diseuse de bonnaventure russienne
The Russian fortune-teller: in a comfortable interior, an old woman reading the future in a young lady's hand; on the right, a Tartar standing and listening to the prediction. c.1768
Etching finished with some engraving
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Height: 496 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 369 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Advertised with its pair (see 1944, 1014.607) in 'Gazette de France', 28 October 1768. Another impression, see 1878,0713.1236.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- One of a large number of portraits of musicians purchased from the Royal College of Music. See Hind's report to the Trustees dated 7 October 1944. The College only kept the prints that were framed and displayed. Unable to store the remainder, they gave the BM first choice of all prints lacking in its collection, and sold the rest to Suckling's. The purchase was funded from a block grant made to the BM by the NACF, and the cost was £50 in all.
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