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Man Riding a Horse through the Air

A work made of charcoal, with stumping and erasing, on tan laid paper, squared in white chalk, and laid down on blue wove paper with blue fibers.
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  • A work made of charcoal, with stumping and erasing, on tan laid paper, squared in white chalk, and laid down on blue wove paper with blue fibers.

Date:

1860–70

Artist:

Nicolas-François Chifflart
French, 1825-1901

About this artwork

Son of a locksmith, Chifflart studied in Italy from 1851 to 1856, returning to Paris as an exponent of the Romantic revival of the late 1850s. The writer Charles Baudelaire saw in Chifflart’s work a new and dynamic art of the imagination, in opposition to the rising tide of Realism. Although influential for Victor Hugo, Rodolphe Bresdin, and Odilon Redon, Chifflart was not a popular success, and his drawings are exceedingly rare as a result.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Nicolas-François Chifflart

Title

Man Riding a Horse through the Air

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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1860–1870

Medium

Charcoal, with stumping and erasing, on tan laid paper, squared in white chalk, and laid down on blue wove paper with blue fibers

Dimensions

61.5 × 47.4 cm (24 1/4 × 18 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Suzanne Searle Dixon Fund and Endowment

Reference Number

1991.124

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