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Le Petit Manège, rue Caulaincourt

Accession Number

Le Petit Manège, rue Caulaincourt

Jacques Villon

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
etching, drypoint, and aquatint on wove paper

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 Line
Museum Purchase

Subject 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

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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aquatints (prints)
carousels (rides)
modern and contemporary art
street scenes

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