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Brothers of the brush

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Brothers of the brush
  • Description

    Five men on a ladder repainting the façade of a building with shop on the groundfloor; with remarque of a house painter; signed proof, before letter, with publication address in fine italic lettering. 1881
    Etching on Japanese paper

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1881
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 606 millimetres
    • Width: 273 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Impression signed by designer and by engraver; lettered with publication address: 'London, Published 1st October 1881 by L. H. Lefevre, 1a King Street, St James''.
        Printseller's Association's blind stamp, with initials VJ, bottom left.
  • Curator's comments

    Declared to Printsellers' Association on 1 October 1881.

  • Location

    Not on display (French XIXc Unmounted Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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