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lower right printed: Dessin d'Auguste Rodin; across left side printed in red: Théatre Antoine / 2me SOIRÉE D'AVANT GARDE DU 26 NOVEMBRE / SAISON 1897-1898 / LE REPAS DU LION / Pièce en cinq actes, en prose / de M. FRANÇOIS DE CUREL... / Imp. Eugène Verneau, 108, rue de la Folie-Mericourt.

Provenance

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

Bibliography
1906
Delteil, Loys. Le peintre-graveur illustre. 31 vols. Paris: Published by the author, 1906-1926. Reprint. New York: Collectors Editions, Da Capo Press, 1969. Vol. 30 (Albert Besnard) is by Louis Godefroy.
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. 39.
1998
Boyer, Patricia. 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. 60.