Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

the german dancing master

An extract of our prints currently available:

 German Dance Master

german dance master
James Gillray
The German Dancing Master
Maitre de Ballet Allemand

Scarce Hand Coloured etching.  Published by Mrs.Hanna Humphries,  London, 5 April 1782 [1806]
Plate size: 7 3/8 x 9 5/8"  (18.7 x 24.5 cm.)

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 A dancing-master, said to be Jansen, the eccentric German 'maĆ®tre de ballet', in profile to the left, playing a kit or dancing-master's fiddle. He stands on his right toe, his left leg held forwards. His lips protrude and he has a fierce expression. Facing him is his pupil, a boy, holding his hat in his left hand, his right arm raised: he imitates the pose and expression of his master. Behind him (left) stands a younger boy, holding his hat in both hands. The background is a panelled wall, on it is the lower part of an oval mirror in a carved frame, beneath which is a chair on which lies an open book. The letters H.I.H. are faintly etched into the lower left corner of the image. British Museum