When we saw Frédérique, An Exclamation of Admiration Escaped both the Baron and Me
Shinn executed sixteen crayon drawings for the two-volume edition of Frédérique, by the racy and popular French novelist Paul de Kock (1793–1871); ten of these are now in the Brooklyn Museum’s collection. Frédérique was part of an ambitious, illustrated collector’s-edition series of de Kock’s translated works. Shinn, William Glackens, George Luks, John Sloan, and other artists of their circle produced illustrations for the series, which was only half-completed when the publisher went out of business, and the artists had trouble collecting all the money owed them for their work.
- Artist: Everett Shinn, American, 1876-1953
- Medium: Black conté crayon and watercolor on beige, medium thick, slightly textured wove paper
- Dates: 1906
- Dimensions: Sheet: 16 9/16 x 12 11/16 in. (42.1 x 32.2 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed in conté crayon at lower right: "E. SHINN / 1906"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 42.98
- Credit Line: Dick S. Ramsay Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953). When we saw Frédérique, An Exclamation of Admiration Escaped both the Baron and Me, 1906. Black conté crayon and watercolor on beige, medium thick, slightly textured wove paper, Sheet: 16 9/16 x 12 11/16 in. (42.1 x 32.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 42.98
- Catalogue Description: Drawing for illustration in the book: Charles Paul de Kock, "Frederique," 2 vols. (Boston: F. J. Quimby, 1907), 1: frontispiece
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)