After Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Samuel William Fores (British, 1761–1838)
November 5, 1792
Hand-colored etching and aquatint
Sheet: 15 11/16 x 19 11/16 in. (39.8 x 50 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Not on view
In a squalid room, French dancers practice to the music of violin played by an older man. The parents of four children dance at the center. A boy and girl dance at right, while a little girl practices a position with her feet. At left an older boy plays a drum to which two dogs dance. A companion print to "An Italian Family."
Frederic George Stephens, M. Dorothy George Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 vols., London, 1870-, cat. no. 9686.
Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, p. 170 (1785), vol. II, pp. 272-3, 392 (Feb. 1790).