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L'assommoir (Singer Onstage)
L'assommoir (Singer Onstage)
Artist:
Date:
ca. 1879
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Drypoint
Dimensions:
Image: 289 x 232 mm (11 3/8 x 9 1/8 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.2738
Acquisition Date:
1938-05-05
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Exhibition History:

CPLH, Impressions of an Age: French Printmaking 1870-1890, 29 Marhc - 15 July 1986.

On a plain plank stage in the foreground, a female singer performs to a cafe audience of young women and men in top hats with canes; waiters move among them holding high trays with drinks. The performer wears high-heeled pumps reaching up to her calves, with striped stockings above; her skirt is full but short, with rows of ruffles or fringes, and her bodice is very decollete. The head of a male prompter can be seen at the edge of the stage, shielded by a boxlike structure; he is watching a paper lying on the stage, probably the list of performers. (Virginia K. Anderson 03/20/95)