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Laurent Spinacuta and two dancing monkeys: P.5678-R

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Current Location: In storage


Laurent Spinacuta and two dancing monkeys


Printmaker: Poisson, Michel




History note: From the collection of Sir F. Gore Ouseley; Barry (Windsor) sold to John Charrington [Lugt 572], November 1932 (with the drawing)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by Charrington, John


18th Century
Production date: AD 1766

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: "Suite des Exercises du fameux Singe instruit par le Spinacuta, Premier Danseur de Cordes, qui a eu l'honneur de Danser devant le Roi de France et la Famille Royale aux Menus plaisirs a Choisy. 1. Il lui fait donner la main. 2. Il lui fait demander pardon a genoux. Le S.r Spinacuta les a fait gravées de cette façon, pour que l'on ait l'agrément d'en orner les Cabinets et mettre sous verre"
  • Location: Plate
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.5678-R
Primary reference Number: 166289
Lugt: 572
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 7 August 2011 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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