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Inscription

lower left in stone: Abel Truchet; right center printed: Le Théâtre Libre / Saison 1895-1896 / PREMIER SPECTACLE / La Fumée, puis le Flamme / Pièce en quatre Actes, en prose / de Mr Joseph CARAGUEL; along lower left side printed in red: 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. 28, as La Fumée, puis la flamme (First Smoke, Then Fire) by Joseph Caraguel.
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, 36, no. 30.
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. 28.