Jean Forain

Le Départ de L'Etoile. [The Star's Departure]

Le Départ de L'Etoile. [The Star's Departure] by Jean Forain

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Although exhibiting in four Impressionist exhibitions in Paris, Forain is best known for his witty and often biting etchings. He began printmaking in the mid-1870s. These two prints probably come from his first period, when his favoured subjects were backstage views, café-concerts, and the Folies-Bergère. His perceptive eye traps the vagaries and little follies of the theatre-going public. Toulouse Lautrec once said, ’I don’t belong to any school. I work in my corner. I admire Degas and Forain…’ (Impressions of Time and Place, 2002)

Le Départ de L'Etoile. [The Star's Departure]
Jean Forain
Production date
circa 1876
303 x 224 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1971
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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