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Drawing - Acrobat balancing with one hand on the head of another
  • Acrobat balancing with one hand on the head of another
    Israels, Isaac Lazerus, born 1865 - died 1934
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Acrobat balancing with one hand on the head of another

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (probably, made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century-early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Israels, Isaac Lazerus, born 1865 - died 1934 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Conté crayon on finely textured wove paper; discoloured on edges through exposure to light.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. J. H. J. Mellaart

  • Museum number:

    E.113-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 106

Physical description

Study of two acrobats. The drawing depicts on of the acrobats pivoted on the head of the other with his arm.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (probably, made)

Date

late 19th century-early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Israels, Isaac Lazerus, born 1865 - died 1934 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Conté crayon on finely textured wove paper; discoloured on edges through exposure to light.

Marks and inscriptions

Marked with the artist's atelier stamp (Lugt Supp.1420a)

Dimensions

Height: 428 mm, Width: 301 mm

Object history note

Provenance: Atelier Isaac Israels, The Hague (L. Suppl. 1402a); J.H.J. Mellaert (dealer), Limburg, by whom given to the museum (L. 2503 on verso), 7 July 1959.

Descriptive line

Acrobat balancing with one hand on the head of another by Isaac Israels. Black chalk drawing, late 19th century-early 20th century.

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

Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 2014), vol. 1, cat. 96, p.143

Materials

Chalk

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Acrobats

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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