Scene in the Wings of a Theatre

Forain, Jean-Louis

 
Scene in the Wings of a Theatre
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

Description

Forain's interest in themes from the ballet was formed through his friendship with Degas. His ballet pictures mostly date from between the late 1870s and 1900. He was a successful caricaturist and illustrator and he often introduced an illustrative or satirical note into his work. The scene probably takes place between the acts. An 'abonné' in top hat lurks in the background.

image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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