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Inscription

lower right in stone: H G. Ibels; upper left printed: BOUBOUROCHE... / VALET DE COEUR... / De la part de MM. Georges Courteline et Maurice Vaucaire.; lower right printed: LE / THÉATRE LIBRE / PROGRAMME / du 6me / spectacle / DE LA SAISON / 1892-1893; lower right printed: Paris. Imp. Eugène Verneau, 108, r. Folie-Méricourt.

Provenance

Rodolphe Darzens, Paris; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Atlas, Washington, D.C.; gift to NGA, 1995.

Exhibition History
1998
Artists and the Avant-Garde Theater in Paris, 1887-1900, National Gallery of Art, Washington; National Academy Museum, New York, 1998-1999, no. 20, as Boubouroche by Georges Courteline; Valet de coeur (The Jack of Hearts) by Maurice Vaucaire.
2003
Moulin Rouge: The Seeds of Modernity, The Thomasville Cultural Center, Georgia, 2003, no cat.
Bibliography
1992
Aitken, Geneviève. Artistes et Théâtres d'Avant-Garde: Programmes de Théâtre Illustrés, Paris 1890-1900. Exh. cat. Pont-Aven, Musée de Pont-Aven and tour, 1992, 27, no. 19.
1998
Artists and the Avant-Garde Theater in Paris, 1887-1900. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; National Academy Museum, New York, 1998-1999: no. 20.