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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].
- Production date
- circa 1876
- 303 x 224 mm
- signed on the plate (topR). (pencil) Forain (l.l.).
- 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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