Edmé Jean Pigal

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Edmé Jean Pigal
1798-1872
Parlons peu z'et parlons bien
ca. 1822
Watercolor and black chalk on paper.
10 3/16 x 7 13/16 inches (259 x 199 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
2003.20:4
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Title inscribed with a brush in watercolor at foot of drawing.
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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Published caption title same as above.
Watercolor drawing by Pigal for a lithograph published as no. 25 of a volume of 50 hand colored lithographic plates printed by Langlumé and issued with the title: Recueil de scènes populaires. Paris : Martinet & Gihaut, 1822.

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Drawing shows two men seated at a table drinking and conversing, with the man on the right, who is grizzled and elderly, addressing the other, a younger and powerfully built man wearing an apron.

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