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Print - Comedy and Tragedy

Comedy and Tragedy

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ?18th - 19th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 71

Physical description

Comedy and Tragedy; Group of four figures, two of them seated, an old man on the right in contemplative attitude, attended by a female who holds a comic mask; another female, seated on the left, contemplating a tragic mask, attended by a third woman; Print on paper.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, made)


?18th - 19th century (printed)


Unknown (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

print on paper

Descriptive line

Comedy and Tragedy; Group of four figures; Print on paper; Artist Unknown; Italy (probably); 18th-19th 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 : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.


Paper; Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Masks; Tragedy; Man; Comedy; Women




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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