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The Wonderful Tune

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1825-70 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Forster Bequest

  • Museum number:

    F.88:286

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 35, box B

Physical description

Pen and ink drawing entitled 'The Wonderful Tune' depicting a lively interior scene in a kitchen, with figures and animals dancing before the hearth. On the reverse is another pen and ink drawing depicting Donnybrook Fair in Dublin (F.88:279).

Place of Origin

Britain (drawn)

Date

ca. 1825-70 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink drawing

Dimensions

Height: 26 cm, Width: 38.5 cm

Descriptive line

Drawing by Daniel Maclise entitled 'The Wonderful Tune'. Great Britain, ca. 1825-70.

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

Pillar stand of thirty frames, containing three hundred and ninety drawings and sketches in pencil, pen and ink, and colour - figures, landscapes, etc. There are also seven by other hands (aside from Maclise) - Calderon, T.S. Cooper, Cope, Herbert, and Landseer, all R.A., F. Danby, A.R.A., and G. Cattermole.

These drawings and sketches include the following celebrated persons, amongst whom were several more of the Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters: C.J. Apperley, Sir Egerton Brydges, Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Lord Lytton), G. Cattermole, Sir Alexander Cockburn, Joshua Cristall, Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield), M. Faraday etc.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Music; Fireplaces; Kitchens; Animals; Dancing

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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