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'Le retour du proscrit': PD.41-1978

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Current Location: In storage


'Le retour du proscrit'


Draughtsman: Forain, Jean Louis




History note: With Marlborough Gallery, 1952; bt. A.S.F. Gow (£40)

Measurements and weight

Height: 393 mm
Width: 304 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1978-02-09) by Gow, A. S. F.


Production date: AD 1895-01-03

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Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and pen and ink on paper
Pen and ink

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  • Text: 3 janvier 1895
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: A Rochefort / amicalement / Forain /
  • Location: To right
  • Text: Le Retour du Proscrit
  • Location: To left
  • Text: Henri Rochefort fled to Brussels with General Boulagner in 1889 and returned to France in 1895. A closly similar drawing, but differing in detail and executed in pen and ink only, appeared on the first page of Figaro for 31 Jan. 1895 and is reproduced in Doux Pays (Libraire Plon, 1897). Presumably this drawing was an elaboration made for Rochefort.
  • Location: On backboard
  • Method of creation: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.41-1978
Primary reference Number: 6380
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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