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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 (possibly, artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by R. D. German, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    E.457-1924

  • Gallery location:

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

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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)

Date

1832 (made)

Artist/maker

Low, William (possibly, artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and watercolour

Dimensions

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.
The full text of the record is as follows:

'L., W.

An Irish flute-player dancing a jig. Possibly by William Low (worked first half of 19th century).
Signed WL (monogr.) 1832.
Pen and ink and water-colour.
E.457-1924.
Presented by R. D. German, Esq.'

Materials

Pen and ink and watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Men; Musicians; Dancing; Ireland; Flutists

Categories

Drawings; Paintings; Musical instruments; Dance

Collection code

PDP

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