Artist Gerard de Lairesse, Flemish, 1641-1711
  • Chaste Dances Are Allowable but Shameful Are to be Detested
Date late 17th or early 18th century
Medium etching and engraving in ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 13 5/8 × 23 inches (34.6 × 58.4 cm)
Sheet: 18 3/4 × 25 inches (47.6 × 63.5 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S669
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions 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)