Hand coloured etching on white paper which depicts a group of four dancers in traditional folk costume. The two men wear sober black trousers and and embroidered waistcoats over white shirts with yellow plumed hats. The overall monochrome of their outfits contrast well with the costumes of the two women who wear full skirts and ruffled blouses; one in shades of pink with a white blouse and pale blue apron and the other in a lilac and pink skirt and blouse with a green apron with yellow detailing. The group dance in the open air. The colours of the composition remain fresh and vibrant. The print is signed by the artist and marked with the name of the area that the dance was recorded. (Daniel Baker)
One of 10 coloured etchings by Ernő Barta featuring Hungarian dancers in traditonal costumes.
Details for each item are listed individually. Loose but had been kept in decorative printed folder titled, “Hungarian dances; ungarische Tanze; danses hongroises; balli ungheresi. 10 etchings by Ernő Barta.” 1930?
The folder is marked with “Dr George Vajna and Co. Publishers, Budapest, IV.”
Each etching is signed and given a title (in pencil). Titles appear to reflect places [or festivals] in Hungary.
Hosszúhetény (Hongrie) [Hungary]: Colour etching of four dancers, Title in pencil, “Hosszúhetény (Hongrie)”. Signed Barta Erno. 1930?