Hand coloured etching on white paper which depicts a group of eight dancers in traditional folk costume. The four men wear black trousers and black waistcoats over white shirts with loose bell shaped sleeves. They also wear black hats with pink ribbons and green plumes. All eight dancers wear black boots. The overall monochrome of the men’s outfits contrast well with the costumes of the women who wear white puffed sleeve blouses with full skirts with and aprons of varying colours. Two of the women wear purple skirts edged with blue with black aprons and red head scarves and red and blue accessories. Another wears a pink skirt edged with blue with a white apron. She also wears a red head scarf and yellow accessories. The fourth woman wears a white skirt, blouse and apron with a floral headdress and yellow accessories. 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.
Nagyréde. Hungary: Colour etching of a group of male and female dancers. Pencil title, ” Nagyréde.” Signed, “Erno Barta”. 1930?