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Pen and wash

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    (?)18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, on grey paper, washed, the lights scraped out

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.384

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 109

Physical description

Party of gentlemen descending a flight of steps into a cavern, accompanied by many attendants, some of whom bear torches; Pen, on grey paper, washed, the lights scraped out.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, drawn)

Date

(?)18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pen, on grey paper, washed, the lights scraped out

Dimensions

Height: 8.9 in, Width: 5.8 in

Object history note

Previously erroneously ascribed to William Hogarth.

Descriptive line

Unknown; Party of gentlemen descending a flight of steps into a cavern, accompanied by many attendants, some of whom bear torches; Pen, on grey paper, washed, the lights scraped out; Previously erroneously ascribed to William Hogarth; German; (?)18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Pen; Grey paper

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique; Scraping

Subjects depicted

Men; Attendants; Cavern; Torches

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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