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Title:: Le Calvaire (first plate) Year:: 1909
Artist: Forain, Jean-Louis After:  
Medium: etching Provenance:
Period: French 20th Century School/Style:
Catalogs: Guerin 58 i/ii;
Price: $3,000.00
Description: Though the image is unmistakeable, the moment is not described in any of the four Gospels. Campbell Dodgson, late Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, wrote: "The subject is, I think, without a precedent in religious art. There are no crosses; the only trace of the tragedy just enacted is the ladder held erect by a group of workmen on the right, who stand with heads bent in sympathetic reverence and sorrow while the Mater Dolorosa, bowed with grief, is led away from the scene by two of her nearest and dearest." A superb impression of this modern masterpiece on laid paper with full margins, signed and inscribed "1er etat" in pencil.