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Print - Lion-Tamer

Lion-Tamer

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    1922 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dix, Otto, born 1891 - died 1969 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drypoint in black ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.146-1966

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 57

Otto Dix was associated with the Neue Sachlichkeit (‘New Objectivity’) movement in Germany after the First World War. Characterised by an unflattering realism, Neue Sachlichkeit had affinities with the intense emotionalism of the Expressionist movement.

This is one of a portfolio of prints of circus performers, who interested Dix as a subject because they lived on the fringes of society, free from moral constraints but subject to great personal danger.

Physical description

drypoint print on paper

Date

1922 (printed)

Artist/maker

Dix, Otto, born 1891 - died 1969 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Drypoint in black ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Dix
1) Signature; pencil

Dompteuse
Maker's identification; pencil; 1922

43/50
Maker's identification; pencil

Dimensions

Height: 39.8 cm plate, Width: 25.9 cm plate, Height: 49.1 cm sheet, Width: 39.2 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Dompteuse' [Lion Tamer]by Otto Dix. Etching. 1922

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

Timmers, Margaret (ed), Impressions of the Twentieth Century: Fine Art Prints from the V&A's Collection, London, V&A Publications, 2001
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1966

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Drypoint

Subjects depicted

Circus performer; Fancy dress; Exoticism; Popular culture; Lion Tamer

Categories

Prints

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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