Edmé Jean Pigal

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Edmé Jean Pigal
1798-1872
Parbleu! J'arrive à propos
ca. 1823
Watercolor and black chalk on paper.
11 1/16 x 7 7/8 inches (281 x 200 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
2003.20:9
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Title inscribed in pen and ink at foot of drawing.

Provenance: 
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. 27 of a volume of 100 hand colored lithographic plates printed by Langlumé and issued with the title: Moeurs Parisiennes. Paris : Gihaut frères, [ca. 1823].

Summary: 

Drawing shows a man addressing a man and a woman who are seated at table while a maid serves them a meal; the man of the couple scowls at the interloper who is eagerly grabbing a chair and preparing to join them.

Associated names: 

Pigal, Edmé Jean, 1798-1872. Moeurs Parisiennes. 27.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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