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.
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) (show scale)
Signed in conté crayon at lower right: "E. SHINN / 1906"
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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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.42.98.jpg)
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Drawing for illustration in the book: Charles Paul de Kock, "Frederique," 2 vols. (Boston: F. J. Quimby, 1907), 1: frontispiece
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