Hand coloured etching on white paper which depicts a group of six dancers in traditional folk costume. The three men wear white calf length tunics with long billowing embroidered sleeves. These outfits are accompanied by black waistcoats, long black aprons with brightly embroidered border and black boots. Each of the men wear tall black hates with two horixontal stripes and yellow and green plumes. The three women wear full skirts with ruffled short sleeved blouses with contrasting bodices. One woman wears a dark pink skirt with multicoloured striped border and a white blouse. Her head dress consists of white full fabric with a bright red head band. She wears black boots. Another woman wears pale pink skirt with blue striped border with white petticoat underneath and a yellow and black blouse. She wears black boots and has no head dress. The third woman wears a full yellow skirt with a red border and lilac petticoat. she also wears a short sleeved white blouse with a pink bodice. She wears yellow stockings and red court shoes. She is wearing no head dress. 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.
Mezőkövesd: Colour etching of dancers. Signed Barta Erno. Title in pencil, “Mezőkövesd”. 1930?