Image: 41.3 x 31.2 cm (16 1/4 x 12 5/16 in.); Sheet: 56.7 x 42.5 cm (22 5/16 x 16 3/4 in.)
Dudley P. Allen Fund 2018.31
Eugène Grasset was best known for idealized and decorative images of women. This lithograph, however, focuses on a darker theme—morphine addiction. A young woman is shown at the height of withdrawal as she injects herself with the drug. The syringe was invented just a few decades prior, and its inclusion was meant to give the image a sense of modernity.
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