Dancing Couple, plate three from The Large Wedding-Dancers

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1538

Artist:

Heinrich Aldegrever
German, 1502-c.1560

About this artwork

The figures in Aldegrever’s lively series of couples and musicians at a wedding show off daggers and swords as gentlemen’s fashion accessories rather than as weapons. As the couples pivot, pace, and embrace, blades peek out at different angles, whether impeding intimacy or visually alluding to increasing amorousness. Moving from left to right in triumphal procession, dancers sway to the tune of trombonists in their wake.

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Artist

Heinrich Aldegrever

Title

Dancing Couple, plate three from The Large Wedding-Dancers

Origin

Germany

Date

1538

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

117 x 78 mm (image/plate/sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1919.2231

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