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Drawing - Debut in London of Nicolo Paganini (1784 - 1840), Italian Violinist
  • Debut in London of Nicolo Paganini (1784 - 1840), Italian Violinist
    Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870
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Debut in London of Nicolo Paganini (1784 - 1840), Italian Violinist

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1831 (made)
    1831 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil heightened with white

  • Credit Line:

    Forster Bequest

  • Museum number:

    F.81

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 330

Physical description

Paganini is depicted in an oval, playing his violin. Behind him are the orchestra. Underneath the oval, to each side there is a small sketch of Paganini, to the left is an image of him bowing, to the right is an animated image of him playing his violin. On blue paper.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1831 (made)
1831 (published)

Artist/maker

Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil heightened with white

Marks and inscriptions

The Debut of Paginini / Harmonies & Seul Corde / Sketched at Opera House
Inscribed at bottom of sheet.

Dimensions

Height: 35.9 cm, Width: 27.3 cm

Object history note

A lithograph after this drawing by Maclise, published by William Spooner, 12 July 1831, is in the National Portrait Gallery. Paganini made his debut at the King's Theatre, London, also known as the Opera House, 3 June 1831.

Descriptive line

Pencil drawing by Daniel Maclise depicting the debut of Nicolo Paganini at the Opera House in London. Great Britain, 1831.

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

Peter Murray, ed. Daniel Maclise, 1806-1870. Romancing the Past Cork: Crawford Art Gallery: Gandon Editions, 2008. ISBN: 978 0948037 665.

Materials

White; Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Musicians; Violin; Violinists

Categories

Musical instruments; Drawings; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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