Feb 20, 2019

Woman Entering a Fiacre (recto)

Woman Entering a Fiacre (recto)

late 1800s

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attributed to Jean Louis Forain

(French, 1852–1931)

Charcoal with black ink framing lines

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

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2018.45.a



This image captures the bustling activity of urban Paris in the late 19th century. A fashionable woman climbs into a fiacre—a four-wheel 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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DR - French
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