• Title: In Front of the Set
  • Creator: Jean-Louis Forain
  • Creator Lifespan: 1852 - 1931
  • Creator Nationality: French
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Paris, France
  • Creator Birth Place: Reims, France
  • Date: ca. 1895 - 1900
  • Physical Dimensions: 20 x 24 1/4 inches
  • Description: In this bold image from Forain’s transitional period of the late 1890s, the artist uses the medium of pastel to heighten the drama of the scene. The dancer’s tense body language and wary facial expression signal that she is uncomfortable either with the looming male patron or with some occurrence outside the picture plane.
  • Provenance: Museum purchase with funds provided by Brenda and Lester Crain, Hyde Family Foundations, Irene and Joe Orgill and the Rose Family Foundation
  • Type: Pastels
  • Rights: Dixon Gallery and Gardens. For Terms and Conditions for use of this image please contact the Registrar at 901-761-5250.
  • Medium: Pastel on paper

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