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Painting - Imaginary street scene with market stalls and a theatrical performance
  • Imaginary street scene with market stalls and a theatrical performance
    Prins, Johannes Huibert, born 1757 - died 1806
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Imaginary street scene with market stalls and a theatrical performance

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (painted)

  • Date:

    1805 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Prins, Johannes Huibert, born 1757 - died 1806 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Water-colour

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs M. V. Cunliffe

  • Museum number:

    P.9-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2D, shelf DR57, box SS45

Physical description

Painting depicting a provincial fair taking place in a town square. The scene is crowded with figures and lined with buildings. In the background is a church. The pavement in the centre and left foreground is strewn with rubbish. In the left background is a wooden platform with a troop of actors performing. On the right of the scene is a tavern.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (painted)

Date

1805 (painted)

Artist/maker

Prins, Johannes Huibert, born 1757 - died 1806 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Water-colour

Marks and inscriptions

'J.H. Prins inv [....] 1805'
Signed and dated

Dimensions

Height: 540 mm, Width: 723 mm

Object history note

Bequeathed to the museum by Mrs Malvina Virginia Cunliffe (1889-1962), 19 February 1963

Descriptive line

Watercolour painting by Johannes Huibert Prins of a provincial fair in Flanders, 1805.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.
Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, Vol. 1, Cat. 153, illustrated.

Materials

Water-colour

Subjects depicted

Tavern; Fair; Actors

Categories

Paintings; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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