The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of March 3, 2024

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

attributed to Jean Louis Forain

(French, 1852–1931)
Sheet: 32.4 x 24.9 cm (12 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

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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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2018.45