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Jean-Louis Forain "Maison close" original etching
Jean-Louis Forain "Maison close" original etching


Item Code: 872

Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference Guerin 21. In 1880 Forain executed six etchings for J. K. Huysmans "Croquis Parisiens"; only four were published at the time. This etching is one of the two "refusées" (refused by publisher Henri Vaton, presumably for being too risque. The scene depicts life in a Paris brothel.). A fine impression on laid paper. Not signed. Plate size: 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches (97 x 147mm).

This impression is one of the rare few to have been printed in 1880; a small later edition was also printed.