|Dancers in Their Dressing Room
Original Etching by Jean-Louis Forain
|Dancers in Their Dressing Room Framed
and Matted in Acid-Free Materials
Original etching in black ink on simulated Japon paper by Jean-Louis Forain. Titled Danseuses Dans Leur Loge (Dancers in Their Dressing Room), the image shows two dancers preparing for a performance. Signed in the plate upper left image. From the 1912 M. G. Pellet printing of 25 impressions. (There was also an early printing of a smaller number of impressions, and a 1948 printing of 200 impressions on white wove paper.) Reference: Alicia Craig Faxon, Jean-Louis Forain: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Prints, 7, (1982).
Jean-Louis Forain was considered one of the most important artists in France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His friend Degas got him interested in the Paris ballet and its dancers and patrons as subjects for his art. This work show Forain’s affinity with Degas’ interest in dancers captured in everyday activities. It is an excellent example of Forain’s earlier Impressionistic works.
– Title: Dancers in Their Dressing Room
– Artist: Jean-Louis Forain (French, 1852-1931)
– Year of publication: ~1870-1890
– This printing: 1912
– Image size: 6 inches H x 4-1/4 inches W (16 cm x 12 cm)
– Sheet size: 12-3/8 inches H x 9-1/2 inches W (31.6 cm x 24.5 cm)
– Frame size: 21-1/2 inches H x 17-3/4 inches W (54.6 cm x 45.1 cm)
Conservation mounted in gold frame and acid-free double-matting. Protected with UV-resistant acrylic cover.
Price is $595 USD. J D Smith Fine Art will provide a Certificate of Authenticity to the buyer. Free shipping on this piece to North America. Insurance included in shipping. Please call or email if you wish to purchase this work by this important French artist.