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Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman Costume; in forty outlines

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1810 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, Thomas, born 1782 - died 1821 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Herbert Eccles

  • Museum number:

    E.1828-1917

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503, case C, shelf 159

Physical description

Print depicting a dancing girl, wearing a peplos fastened on each shoulder by a clasp. Her hair is braided and she wears a beaded necklace.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1810 (published)

Artist/maker

Baxter, Thomas, born 1782 - died 1821 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

T. Baxter del et sculp.
signed

Dimensions

Height: 8.875 in, Width: 5.875 in

Object history note

According to Baxter, this image is taken from a picture found in Herculaneum. It also resembles one of the Greek bronze sculptures of dancing girls found in the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum.

Descriptive line

'Dancing Girl', illustration from Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman Costume; in forty outlines, engraving by Thomas Baxter, London, 1810

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1916-1918, London: HMSO, 1920.
'Egyptian, Grecian, and Roman Costume; in forty outlines, with descriptions, selected, drawn & engraved, by Thomas Baxter', London: 1810.

Materials

Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Dancers; Women; Classical; Necklaces; Peplos

Categories

Prints; Clothing

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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