Dec 15, 2014

Interior of a Butcher Shop

Interior of a Butcher Shop

c. 1881

Léon Augustin Lhermitte

(French, 1844-1925)

Charcoal and black chalk heightened with white chalk (media continue onto secondary support)

Support: Two sheets of laid paper (joined) laid down on beige(1) wove paper

Sheet: 55.7 x 57.2 cm (21 15/16 x 22 1/2 in.); Secondary Support: 56.1 x 58.4 cm (22 1/16 x 23 in.)

Gift of Muriel S. Butkin 1978.131


Did you know?

The French writer Théodore de Banville described Léon Lhermitte's drawings, saying that "In his hands charcoal and black chalk are like magical tools."

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