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Maker(s):Cruikshank, George
Culture:British (1792-1878)
Title:Les Graces - Inconveniences in Quadrille Dancing
Date Made:1817-04-09
Materials:etching with hand color
Place Made:Europe; England; London
Measurements:Mount: 11 5/8 in x 13 11/16 in; 29.5 cm x 34.8 cm; Sheet: 8 1/8 in x 10 5/16 in; 20.6 cm x 26.2 cm; Image: 6 7/8 in x 9 3/8 in; 17.5 cm x 23.8 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2006.14
Credit Line:Gift in memory of Douglas R. Borlen (Class of 1948)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

George, No. 12925
See No. 12924. An informal dance (or practice), with a stout lady at the piano (l.); one of the dancers, a thin man, speaks to her over his shoulder. In the forground a short man strains to hold up the hands of two taller ladies, who stoop to turn under the arch thus made. This amuses a taller man who stands between two ladies on the righ. A man lounges against the chimney-piece, and a couple stand with their backs to the fire. A tiny lap-dog barks from a chair. A large mirror is over the chimney-piece, which is flanked by large bell-pulls terminating in lyres. On it are candlelabra in the form of Egyptian figures. The floor is boarded. There are two pictures: one of two very thin ballet-dancers, the other of fat peasants dancing to the pipe and tabor. Cf. No. 12935
Reid, No. 669. Cohn, No. 1316

(from George, vol. IX)

caricatures; classes; dance; dancers; humor; music; satire; social classes; social interaction; text

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