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Les Folies-Bergère (Illustration for J.K. Huysmans' "Croquis Parisiens" 1880)

Accession Number
1973/1.717

Title
Les Folies-Bergère (Illustration for J.K. Huysmans' "Croquis Parisiens" 1880)

Artist(s)
Jean Louis Forain

Object Creation Date
1880

Medium & Support
etching and drypoint on cream, laid paper

Dimensions
9 3/16 in. x 12 5/8 in. ( 23.3 cm x 32.1 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Steven Hutchins

Label copy
The Folies-Bergère was a popular music hall. These entertainment palaces were less expensive than the theater, and put on vaudeville or comedy acts. The Folies-Bergère began in 1860 as a department store for bedding. Three years later, because of its location near the "grands boulevards", it added a room in the back of the store for variety shows. By the end of the decade the whole establishment had become a music hall. The first part of its name is from its 18th-century predecessor, the 'folie,' an open-air dance spot. The second portion of its name comes from a nearby street, the rue Bergère.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
feathers
hats
males
seated
standing
table

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