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Lantern Slide - 'A Man and a Woman seated by a Virginal', National Gallery, London, 1909-1930 Image Reg. No: MM 111667

One of a set of ninety magic lantern slides containing images of artefacts, art works, decorative arts, interiors and furniture which appear to belong to various museum and gallery collections in the United Kingdom.

This slide depicts an oil painting titled 'A Man and a Woman seated by a Virginal' by Gabriel Metsu, circa 1665. This painting is part of the collection at the National Gallery, London.

The Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera was acquired by the Australian and Victorian Governments in 1975. David Francis was the curator of the National Film and Sound Archive of the British Film Institute as well as being a co-founder of the Museum of the Moving Image in London, which was operational between 1988 and 1999.
Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide, comprising black & white photograph printed on glass with black paper edging under a protective glass cover plate.
Description Of Content:
Painting of a young woman sitting at a virginal, holding music in her right hand. She is turned toward a man, who is holding a tall glass in his right hand.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: museum history, art, portraits, paintings, music, lantern slides, musicians, museums, art galleries, optical amusements
Themes this item is part of: Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Secondary Classification: Museums & Galleries
Tertiary Classification: heritage displays
Inscriptions: Hand written in blue ink on a cream label attached to slide: '1041'

Hand written in white ink on slide: 'NATIONAL GALLERY. LONDON. W.C.2. / 839. THE MUSIC LESSON. METSU'

Hand written in white ink on top edge: 'METSU. THE MUSIC LESSON. 839.'
Format: Lantern Slide: Black & White; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Place & Date Created: England, Great Britain, 1909-1930
Owner of Item Depicted: National Gallery, Covent Garden, England, Great Britain
Artist: Gabriel Matsu, Netherlands, circa 1665

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