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Title:: Le Grimacier Year:: 1815 ca.
Artist: Lanté, Louis-Marie After:  
Medium: brown ink Provenance:
Period: French 19th Century School/Style:
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Price: $1,500.00
Description: Almost certainly the original drawing for the print of the same name in Le Bon Genre, on greyish, old laid paper. The drawing, which shows a street musician playing a fiddle and a trumpet-like instrument at the same time, with pairs of fashionably dressed ladies flanking him, is in the same direction as the print but with numerous small differences. Adding to the supposition that it is preparatory for the print, a detailed pencil sketch of the musician's face, in the opposite direction, appears at the upper right corner of the sheet. The print is reproduced in Fromrich: Musique et Caricature en France au XIXe Siecle, plate 5. Music catalog # 390.

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