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

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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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