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Inscription

lower left in stone: H. G. Ibels; upper right printed: LE / THÉATRE / LIBRE / PROGRAMME / DU / 1er SPECTACLE / de la Saison 1892-1893; upper center printed: LE GRAPPIN... / L'AFFRANCHIE; lower center printed: De la part de MM. GASTON SALANDRI et MAURICE BIOLLAY.; 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. 12, as Le Grappin (The Grapnel) by Georges Salandri; L'Affranchie (The Emancipated) by Maurice Biollay.
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, 24, no. 14 (proof before letters).
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. 12.