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The Brilliant Polka

1862
Emile Masson (American, active in 1852–1862), Other artist Duval (French, 1800?)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 514

Dimensions

Sheet: 35.7 x 49.5 cm (14 1/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

58.909

Medium or Technique

Lithograph

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Music Cover proof. At top: title and dedication, To William W. Long Esq.; at bottom: Emile Masson Del./ J. Queen Lith. / P. S Duvaland Son, Lith. Phila / Composed by / L. Engelke. / J. E. Gould…/ Philadelphia./ Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1862 by W. W. Long … Two couples dancing, two girls in background left. Title below in form of rebus.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA September 18, 1958

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875