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Inscription

right side in stone: Saison / 1888/89 / Le / Théâtre / Libre / JFR [in portrait medallion] / Au théâtre des Menus-Plaisirs / 14 Boulevard de Strasbourg; lower center verso in stone: J F Raffaëlli; upper right verso in stone: Programme; center right verso printed: ...Mardi 19 Mars 1889... / La Patrie en danger... / De la part de Monsieur EDMOND DE GONCOURT. / Imp. Eugène Verneau, 108, rue de la Folie-Méricourt, Paris.

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. 3, as La Patrie en danger (The Nation in Danger) by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt.
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, 16, no. 5.
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. 3.