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Frédérique Follows Her Husband, Illustration for Frédérique

Everett Shinn

American Art

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.
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
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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
IMAGE overall, 42.101_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Drawing for illustration in the book: Charles Paul de Kock, "Frederique," 2 vols. (Boston: F. J. Quimby, 1907).
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