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Watercolour drawing - An Irish flute player dancing a jig

An Irish flute player dancing a jig

  • Object:

    Watercolour drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Ireland (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1832 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Low, William (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by R. D. German, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 193, box C

Little is known about the artist William Low, except that he specialised in Irish themes. This drawing, judging by its technique of cross-hatching, appears to be a preliminary drawing for a print, possibly for a book illustration.

Physical description

Pen, ink and watercolour drawing of an Irish flute player dancing a jig.

Place of Origin

Ireland (possibly, made)


1832 (made)


Low, William (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and watercolour


Height: 23.5 cm, Width: 13.3 cm

Descriptive line

An Irish flute player dancing a jig, pen and ink and watercolour drawing, possibly by William Low, Ireland, 1832

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1924, published under the Authority of the Board of Education, London, 1926.


Pen and ink and watercolour


Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Musicians; Dancing; Flutists; Men


Paintings; Drawings; Musical instruments; Dance


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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