Edmé Jean Pigal

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Edmé Jean Pigal
1798-1872
J't'aim'tant!
ca. 1822
Watercolor with black chalk on paper.
11 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches (283 x 200 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
2003.20:7
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Title also 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. 43 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 a man, disheveled and apparently inebriated, throwing his arms around the neck of a startled and frightened woman; an overturned wine bottle lies on the ground at left.

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