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Les lutteurs

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1877,0210.452

  • Title (object)

    • Les lutteurs
  • Description

    Two wrestlers, with beyond spectators sitting in stands; after Falguières; plate from 'L'Art'. 1876
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1876
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 268 millimetres
    • Width: 209 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered above image: 'Salon de 1875' and below with production detail: 'A. Falguières pinx. - A. Gilbert sculp.' and 'Imp. A. Salmon', title, and 'L'Art'.
  • Curator's comments

    Another impression: 1877,0210.467.
    The painting was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1875 (no.782), and is now in the Musée d’Orsay, Paris (RF 1995.19).

  • Bibliography

    • IFF 40 bibliographic details
    • Beraldi 70 bibliographic details
  • Location

    French XIXc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: L'Art
  • Acquisition date

    1877

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1877,0210.452

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