Creation Date

2016-09-07

Era

1600-1800

Medium

Print with watercolor

Dimensions

4 x 6.5, 9.5 x 11.75 (in frame)

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number

2015.53

Creator Biography

Sir Henry Thomas Alken, British, born in Soho, Westminster, England, 1785-1851.

Description

Cartoonish figures in bright formal wear are shown dancing in a lavishly decorated hall with deep purple drapes, grand paintings, a large chandelier, and decorative bunches of holly. In the center-left of the composition, Mr. Jorrocks leads his parter into another couple, who fall to the floor, while onlookers look shocked and some move to help the fallen pair.

Provenance

Bought from George Gregory, Manvers Street, Bath. 01225 466000

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Keywords

british print, print with watercolor, sir henry thomas alken, 2015.53

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