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Title

Danseuses dans leur loge

circa 1876


Artist

Jean-Louis Forain

France

23 Oct 1852 - 11 Jul 1931


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.


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


Artist information

Jean-Louis Forain

Works in the collection

2


Provenance


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


Referenced in 6 publications

Bibliography


Unknown, J.-L. Forain aquafortiste. Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre gravé de l'artiste, Paris, 1912, p ii, no 7, illus no 7.

Unknown, Forain, Paris, 1931, p 34.

Unknown, Catalogue of an exhibition of etchings, lithographs, drawings, watercolors and paintings by J.L. Forain, New York, 1933, p 2.

Catalogue: Forain aquafortiste et lithographe, New York, 1935, p 5.

Unknown and Unknown, Inventaire du fonds français après 1800. Tome huitième Follet – Gavarni, Paris, 1954, p 24, no 4.

Unknown, Jean-Louis Forain. A catalogue raisonné of the prints, New York, 1982, pp 85, 239, 240, 248, 253, 271, no 7, illus fig 7.