Edmé Jean Pigal

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Edmé Jean Pigal
1798-1872
Il m'a dit, qui dit...dit-y
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.
2003.20:11
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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. 48 of a volume of 100 hand colored lithographic plates printed by Langlumé and issued with the title: Moeurs Parisiennes. Paris : Gihaut frères, [ca. 1823].

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Drawing shows an elderly man in cap and coat addressing a gentleman in yellow who holds a feather duster under one arm; in the background a broom rests against an exterior wall beside an open window.

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