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Etching and drypoint, 1896, printed in black and bistre ink, on Japan paper.  A proof with embellishments by the artist in red gouache.  Signed in blue pencil and with the red cachet of the artist. 

Eugène DELÂTRE (1854-1938). Personnages assis au

  • This exquisitely conceived scene details three fin-du-siécle women, perhaps a mother and her daughters; in the theatre audience, engulfed in a performance. The supposedly casual atmosphere of the Café-concert, a new phenomenon of the Parisian society at the time, is hinted by a man standing up a few rows ahead; and the slight smile of the profiled woman’s face.
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