- Alternative title
- Dancers in their dressing room
- circa 1876
- Media category
- Materials used
- 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
- 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.
- Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Referenced in 6 publications
Jean Adhémar and Jacques Lethève, Inventaire du fonds français après 1800. Tome huitième Follet – Gavarni, Paris, 1954, p 24, no 4.
Alicia Craig Faxon, Jean-Louis Forain. A catalogue raisonné of the prints, New York, 1982, pp 85, 239, 240, 248, 253, 271, no 7, illus fig 7.
Marcel Guérin, J.-L. Forain aquafortiste. Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre gravé de l'artiste, Paris, 1912, p ii, no 7, illus no 7.
Charles Kunstler, Forain, Paris, 1931, p 34.
Harold J L Wright, 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.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Purchased by Kolenberg 1970s