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Monsieur Jourdain's Dancing Lesson: Molière, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Act II, Scene 1

Oil Painting
ca. 1840-ca. 1850 (painted)
Artist/Maker

Oil painting entitled 'Monsieur Jourdain's Dancing Lesson: Molière, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Act II, Scene 1'. A gentleman is being taught how to dance whilst two women look on amused.

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleMonsieur Jourdain's Dancing Lesson: Molière, <i>Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme</i>, Act II, Scene 1 (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Oil on canvas
Brief description
Oil painting entitled 'Monsieur Jourdain's Dancing Lesson: Molière, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Act II, Scene 1' by William Powell Frith. Great Britain, ca. 1840-1850.
Physical description
Oil painting entitled 'Monsieur Jourdain's Dancing Lesson: Molière, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Act II, Scene 1'. A gentleman is being taught how to dance whilst two women look on amused.
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 63.5cm
  • Estimate width: 76.2cm
Dimensions taken from departmental object file
Styles
Credit line
Given by Michael Hall
Object history
Given by Michael Hall, 1979
Subjects depicted
Literary referenceMolière, <i>Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme</i>
Bibliographic reference
Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 107
Collection
Accession number
P.6-1979

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Record createdApril 30, 2007
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