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Inscription

upper left verso in graphite: D7 / no 24 / GB; center verso: Worcester Art Museum label; upper right verso in graphite: A.1730 / 22 x 29; center verso in black ink: A.1750 / copyright / Graffiti / Paris; center verso in red pencil: on A.1731; center verso in red ink: Graffiti / 1952 "le Faune de / Belleville"; center verso: artist stamp; center right verso in graphite: 22 x 29 / 9/30; lower center verso: Rapid Guillumette Pictures stamp / Worcester Art Museum stamp; lower right verso in blue ink: P. 96

Provenance

The artist, bequeathed to his wife, Gilberte, Paris, France; purchased with donated funds by NGA, 1998.

Exhibition History
1998
Brassaï: The Eye of Paris, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998-2000, no.105, as The Imp, Belleville, Paris, 1952, from the series Graffiti: Magic.
Bibliography
1998
Brassaï: The Eye of Paris. Exh. cat. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998-2000: no. 98.