Caricature of a Man

A work made of charcoal, heightened with white chalk, on pieced tan wove paper, laid down on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of charcoal, heightened with white chalk, on pieced tan wove paper, laid down on ivory wove paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Etienne Carjat
French, 1828–1906

About this artwork

Better known as one of France’s pioneering 19th-century photographers, Carjat also worked as a caricaturist, producing lithographs of famous Parisian actors for theater journals. These portraits chargés (literally “loaded portraits”) may refer to Joseph Méry, a French journalist, poet, and playwright, and his brother Louis, also a writer. They join a renowned collection of caricatures by Claude Monet in the Art Institute.

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Artist

Etienne Carjat

Title

Caricature of a Man

Origin

France

Date

1848–1906

Medium

Charcoal, heightened with white chalk, on pieced tan wove paper, laid down on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

484 × 321 mm (primary support); 559 × 343 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Jalane Davidson Memorial Fund

Reference Number

2010.534

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