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Pen and black ink and brush and black wash on paper
Sheet: 23.5 x 17.1 cm (9 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.)
Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2010.285
Théodule Ribot's son, Germain, was also a genre painter.
Drawing was an essential part of Théodule Ribot's practice and he often sketched his environs from life. As a realist artist, Ribot favored humble subjects taken from everyday life. This double-sided sheet was likely one that he reused for two disparate images: a cat viewed from three angles, perhaps in his studio, and what appears to be a sculpture of two figures embracing.
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