Chaste Dances Are Allowable but Shameful Are to be Detested, late 17th or early 18th century

  • Gerard de Lairesse, Flemish, 1641-1711

Etching and engraving in ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 13 5/8 × 23 inches (34.6 × 58.4 cm) Sheet: 18 3/4 × 25 inches (47.6 × 63.5 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S669

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Flemish
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Trees
  • Nudes
  • Figures (representations)
  • Engraving (print)
  • Etching
  • Clouds
  • Dancing

Inscribed, in plate, below image, center: Choreae honestae Licitae, at turpes abominandae. | Per Gerardum de Lairesse invent: et Sculpt: et Per Nicolaum Visscher edit: cum Privil: Ord: General: Belgii Federati: nunc apud Ger: Valk.

December 1885, M. Bruckner. Mrs. James E. Scripps [Harriet J.]

1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Gerard de Lairesse, Chaste Dances Are Allowable but Shameful Are to be Detested, late 17th or early 18th century, etching and engraving in ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S669.