La Tarantella (916)
Print: Baxter CL 152. This little print is usually called the small Tarantella, and is very similar to the large Tarantella, Baxter CL 153. People are seen dancing The Tarantella said to be so named because of the spider Tarantula. Used as an illustration in pocket books. Marshall''s Cabinet of Fashion, Marshall''s Ladies'' Elegant Pocket Souvenir, for the years 1847 as well as being sold separately by Baxter.
Size (cm ht x w): 5.5 cm x 9 cm (image) 17 cm x 22 cm (frame)
State: Lightly mounted on to card and over mounted in cream in modern antiqued gilt and brown frame
Condition: Excellent colours, this has softer tones than some other copies and we beleive that this is because this print would have been printed using wood blocks to add the colour rather than metal electrotypes that Baxter started to use when he would have been printing from this plate in the 1850's. The frame recently cleaned and rebacked
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