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Le Petit Manège, rue Caulaincourt

Accession Number
1961/2.17

Title
Le Petit Manège, rue Caulaincourt

Artist(s)
Jacques Villon

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1905

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

Dimensions
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
Print

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Parisian
aquatints (prints)
carousels
carousels (rides)
hurdy-gurdies
modern and contemporary art
street scenes
streets

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