Feb 20, 2019
Feb 20, 2019

Woman Entering a Fiacre (recto); Right Profile of Man Wearing Tall Hat (verso)

Woman Entering a Fiacre (recto); Right Profile of Man Wearing Tall Hat (verso)

probably late 1800s

Part of a set. See all set records

attributed to Jean Louis Forain

(French, 1852–1931)

Charcoal with black ink framing lines (recto); charcoal (verso)

Sheet: 32.4 x 24.9 cm (12 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2018.45



One side of this double-sided image captures the bustling activity of urban Paris in the late 1800s. A fashionable woman climbs into a fiacre—a four-wheeled carriage—from the street curb. Her driver, seated at front, watches as she enters. The artist’s loose, sketchy rendering of the charcoal further emphasizes the sensation of busy city life evoked in this drawing.

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