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Oil painting - Monsieur Jourdain's Dancing Lesson: Molière, <i>Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme</i>, Act II, Scene 1
  • Monsieur Jourdain's Dancing Lesson: Molière, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Act II, Scene 1
    Frith, William Powell RA, born 1819 - died 1909
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Monsieur Jourdain's Dancing Lesson: Molière, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Act II, Scene 1

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Date:

    ca. 1840-ca. 1850 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Frith, William Powell RA, born 1819 - died 1909 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Hall

  • Museum number:

    P.6-1979

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Date

ca. 1840-ca. 1850 (painted)

Artist/maker

Frith, William Powell RA, born 1819 - died 1909 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

Height: 63.5 cm estimate, Width: 76.2 cm estimate, :

Object history note

Given by Michael Hall, 1979

Descriptive line

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.

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

Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 107

Materials

Oil paint; Canvas

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Lesson; Teaching; Comedy; Dance; Dancing

Categories

Paintings; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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