|Deux Maitre'D Watercolor by Jean-Louis Forain
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Deux Maitre'D (Two Head Waiters) - Original Watercolor, Gouache, and Ink by Jean-Louis Forain
Jean-Louis Forain watercolor, gouache, and ink on toned paper from the late 19th Century (1870-1880). Signed in watercolor somewhat indistinctly lower left, but the formation
of the signature as well as the theme and style of the painting are unmistakedly Forain's. A nice example
from this important Impressionist era artist. The configuration of the signature indicates the piece comes from the
1870-1880 period. (See the etching Gommeur au Bouquet, also on this site, for an etched signature from the same
period.) The pigments have retained much of their color, despite the age of the piece. The white gouache
is especially vivid.
Jean-Louis Forain was one of the most important artists in France
during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His friend Degas got him interested in ballet and its dancers and patrons as
subjects for his art. This watercolor was done in the 1870-1880's and shows two head waiters conversing
in the foreground, while members of society pass by in the background.
- Title: Deux Maitre'D
Jean-Louis Forain (1852-1931, French)
- Image size: 11 inches H x 7-7/8 inches
W (28.1 cm x 20 cm)
- Sheet size 16 inches H x 11.5 inches W
(40.6 cm x 29.2 cm)
Professionally conserved and treated
with deacidifier. Mounted in all acid-free materials, including, linen matte, gold fillet, and gold leaf frame.
Covered in museum glass. Framed size is 25.25 inches H x 21.25 inches W (64.1 cm x 54 cm).
|Matted in Linen with Gold Fillet
|Elegant Frame with UV-Resistant Museum Glass
|Signed in Watercolor by Jean-Louis Forain
|Configuration of Signature Indicates 1870-1880 Period