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Title

Danseuses dans leur loge

circa 1876

Artist

Jean-Louis Forain

France

23 Oct 1852 - 11 Jul 1931

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Dancers in their dressing room
    Date
    circa 1876
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching
    Edition
    Old proofs are rare. MG Pellet acquired the plate before 1912 and printed 25 impressions from it. There were later restrikes from the steel-faced plate, which were acquired by the Galerie R G Michel in Paris, c 1948
    Dimensions
    16.0 x 11.6 cm platemark; 27.9 x 22.1 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed u.l., incised plate "L. Forain". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    143.2013
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jean-Louis Forain

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  • About

    A painter, watercolourist, lithographer and etcher, Jean-Louis Forain studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Jean-Léon Gérôme as well as the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. He became a follower of Degas and joined the Impressionist circle, exhibiting in the fourth Impressionist exhibition in 1879. Forain made his reputation with depictions of popular entertainments such as the café-concert and the ballet, as well as dancers and women at their toilette.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 6 publications

  • Provenance

    Hendrik Kolenberg, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Purchased by Kolenberg 1970s

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