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A Holiday. Near Fontainebleau, 1789, (painting)

Artist:
Lemaire, Casimir
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1789
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 90
"(Fr.) Paris. A holiday. Near Fontainebleau, 1789. 52 x 34. a light-hearted, gay company of dandies, middle-aged and young, civil and military, with a sprinkling of more or less attractive damsels have been enjoying a holiday stroll on the outskirts of fontainebleau. It is the year 1789. That dreadful period of French history, graphically termed by the French 'the terror,' had not yet blanched the face of France. The gay throng has just come upon a band of strolling showpeople, called in France 'saltimbanques.' they have seen the show and are now handing that gauzily clad girl with the plate about ten times as much as they would give one of maturer charms. The pieces they are handling are gold. The performing dogs have been through their tricks: the brindle bulldog, with stolid sagacity, is snatching a hasty 'dozen winks;' the middle poodle is looking at the cards, turning over in his mind the countless thrashings it took to bring him to his present proficiency. The band has struck up in order to attract a fresh crowd, and the clown on the barrel is adding his shrill cry to the blare of the trombone and the squeak of the clarionette. This is a charming and a beautifully executed conception."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.
Artist nationality: French.
Artist address: Paris.
Topic:
Ceremony--Festival
Landscape--France--Fontainebleau
Landscape--Foreign--France
Recreation--Leisure--Strolling
History--France--Napoleon
Figure group
Control number:
AECI 04120090
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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