Le Petit Manège, rue CaulaincourtArtist(s)Jacques VillonArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1905Medium & Supportetching, drypoint, and aquatint on wove paperDimensions
19 15/16 in x 10 13/16 in (50.64 cm x 27.46 cm);26 1/16 in x 32 1/16 in (66.2 cm x 81.44 cm);20 1/16 in x 28 1/8 in (50.96 cm x 71.44 cm);15 3/4 in x 19 1/2 in (40.01 cm x 49.53 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject matter
The scene depicts a temporary merry-go-round that was installed for a period right next to the studio Villon occupied in Montmartre, Paris, at the beginning of the 20th century. This work is typical of the artist's early prints, focusing on capturing Parisian street life.Physical Description
A busy street scene, dominated by a small merry-go-round on top of a wagon. Two girls, one in blue and one in grey, ride brown and pale horses, respectively. There are buildings and other men and women in the background.Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typeintaglio printCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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