Frédérique Follows Her Husband, Illustration for Frédérique
This drawing is one of sixteen by the artist commissioned to illustrate Charles Paul de Kock’s 1907 novel Frédérique, a tale of love and adultery in Parisian society. In this image, Frédérique, disguised in men’s clothing, pursues her husband on his evening outing to confirm his extramarital escapades. Everett Shinn juxtaposed a precise rendering of the protagonist in the foreground with loose, rapid strokes of crayon in the architecture and pavement to heighten the mystery and gloominess of this nighttime scene.
- Artist: Everett Shinn, American, 1876-1953
- Medium: Black crayon (probably Conté) on beige, medium-weight, slightly textured wove paper.
- Dates: 1906
- Dimensions: Sheet: 15 5/8 x 21 in. (39.7 x 53.3 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed in crayon, lower left: "E SHINN / 1906"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 42.101
- Credit Line: Dick S. Ramsay Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953). Frédérique Follows Her Husband, Illustration for Frédérique, 1906. Black crayon (probably Conté) on beige, medium-weight, slightly textured wove paper., Sheet: 15 5/8 x 21 in. (39.7 x 53.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 42.101
- Catalogue Description: Drawing for illustration in the book: Charles Paul de Kock, "Frederique," 2 vols. (Boston: F. J. Quimby, 1907).
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)