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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (from C. P. Cavafy's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Mirror at the Entrance) (1961)

David Hockney

etching and aquatint on wove paper in black and red ink

Victoria & Albert Museum, Prints, Drawings and Paintings Collection, London


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Ink, Wove paper

Physical Object Description:

Inscribed, top right: 'Mirror, mirror on the wall / Who is is the fairest of us all'. 'Peter', beside figure on left. '...proud to have perceived upon itself /That entire beauty for a few minutes', bottom right.


Etching, Aquatint

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Ownership history:

Purchased by Liz Heygate (1898-1966) for the Contemporary Art Society, 1963; presented to Department of Circulation, now in Prints, Drawings and Paintings Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1963

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