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The Dancing Lesson

ca. 1741-1745
18th century
440 x 349 mm (17.3 x 13.7 in.)

Charles Joseph Flipart, French, (1721–1797)
Engraved under the direction of Joseph Wagner (aka Giuseppe Wagner), German, (1706–1780)
After Pietro Longhi, Italian, (ca. 1701–1785)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving on laid paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: “Giusep. Flipart sculp. Wagner dir. et Vende Venezia” with full inscription
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Unidentified collector Le Clercq? (inscribed in brown ink on verso, probably in 18th-century hand: "Le Clercq").
Bibliography: Pignatti, Longhi (1969), fig. 35 and pp. 93–94, see also plates 40 and 41 and pp. 28–30.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1957
Accession Number: 1957.19.2

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  • dance - Performing art form realized in rhythmic movement, creating visual designs by a series of poses and tracing of patterns through space in the course of measured units of time. [November 1994 scope note added. February 1993 related term added.]
  • dancers - Use for those who engage in the activity of dancing or who practice the art of dance, especially as a profession. [November 1994 scope note added. February 1993 related term added. November 1992 alternate term added.]
  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • Rococo

  • sheet Dimensions: 440 x 349 mm (17.3 x 13.7 in.)

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