Dec 30, 2010
Dec 30, 2010

Cats (recto); Sketch of Two Figures Embracing (verso)

Cats (recto); Sketch of Two Figures Embracing (verso)

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Théodule Ribot

(French, 1823–1891)

Pen and black ink and brush and black wash on paper

Sheet: 23.5 x 17.1 cm (9 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2010.285


Did you know?

Théodule Ribot's son, Germain, was also a genre painter.


Drawing was an essential part of Théodule Ribot's practice and he often sketched his environs from life. As a realist artist, Ribot favored humble subjects taken from everyday life. This double-sided sheet was likely one that he reused for two disparate images: a cat viewed from three angles, perhaps in his studio, and what appears to be a sculpture of two figures embracing.

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