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The Wandering Jew: The Plain (page 21)

1898
(French, 1864–1951)
Overall: 24.5 x 32.2 x 1 cm (9 5/8 x 12 11/16 x 3/8 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Fields p. 75
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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In Paris, Rivière built a shadow theater in the Chat Noir cabaret, a focus for Parisian avant-garde art and entertainment in the 1890s. Silhouettes made of zinc were moved across a screen placed in front of a light source. The plays that Rivière produced for the shadow theater were reproduced as songbook illustrations conceived as layers of silhouettes.
The Wandering Jew: The Plain (page 21)

The Wandering Jew: The Plain (page 21)

1898

Henri Rivière

(French, 1864–1951)
France, late 19th Century

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