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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption: Dans un grenier qu'on est bien à vingt ans.

Caption:
Dans un grenier qu'on est bien à vingt ans.
Artist:
Maclise, Daniel
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Wood engraving
Author:
Mahony, Francis
Title of Publication:
The reliques of Father Prout
Publisher:
George Bell and Sons
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1875
Curator Comment:
The theme of the poem, 'Le grenier de Beranger' ('Beranger's garret'), is the writer's regret at the loss of the hopes and simple pleasures of his joyful youth. The composition derives from depictions of the supper at Emmaus and from seventeenth-century genre paintings. These images are sourced from an edition - (of which there were many) - from 1875, publishers were George Bell & Sons.
Note on artwork:
In an interior a group of figures gather around a table to drink wine and amuse themselves. From a concealed source, the play of light creates highlights and shadows.
References:
ONDB online and DIB online and Grove Art online and Strickland


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