Watercolor and pen and black ink, with touches of graphite, varnished overall, on vellum, laid down on off-white wove paper
Signed on mount, lower left, in graphite: "Pascin"; inscribed lower edge, below image, in pen and black ink: "les spectacles de la vie"
156 × 274 mm (primary support); 249 × 361 mm (secondary support)
Tiffany Blake Fund
Extended information about this artwork
Una E. Johnson, Drawings of the Masters: 20th Century Drawings, Part I: 1900–1940 (New York, 1964), p. 102, pl. 70.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings: Old and New,” 1946, p. 21, cat. 40, pl. XXXIII.
Chicago, Allan Frumkin Gallery, November 1960.
Chicago, Arts Club, “Wit and Humor,” February 28–March 31, 1962, n.p., cat. 17.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “A Quarter Century of Collecting: Drawings Given to The Art Institute of Chicago, 1944-1970 by Margaret Day Blake,” April 28-June 7, 1970, n.p., cat. 52 (ill.).
Urbana-Champaign, Ill., Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Drawings from the Collections of The Art Institute of Chicago,” April 23–May 14, 1972, n.p.
Sold by Richard H. Zinser to the Art Institute, 1945.
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