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L'Assommoir (Standing Couple)
L'Assommoir (Standing Couple)
Artist:
Date:
1878
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Drypoint
Dimensions:
28.9 x 22.9 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Acquisition Date:
1938-05-05

Several persons are in a museum, with a guard in a tall cylinder cap at the rear. The two visitors at the front seem to be middle-class or merchant citizens, he in a stubby top hat with decorative vest under his coat and she in a modest cloth hat with cape tied with bows at her neck. They are impressed by what they see, as are the other visitors at the back except for one blase man. Behind the front couple is a huge easel with an artist peering around it at the side. In the background a woman sits on top of a ladder, doing something on the wall. (Virginia K. Anderson 03/20/95)