Le Suicide, from "Les Artistes Contemporains"

Lithographer Eugène Leroux French
After Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps French
Printer Bertauts French

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The palette, pistol, and note lying on the floor indicate that an artist, overcome by adversity, has tragically taken his life. This lithograph reproduces a painting by Decamps of ca. 1836, now at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, whose subject may have been suggested by the 1835 suicides of fellow artists Léopold Robert and Baron Antoine-Jean Gros–the latter distressed by harsh criticism of his late paintings. The print is number 59 in the series "Les Artistes Contemporains."

Le Suicide, from "Les Artistes Contemporains", Eugène Leroux (French, Caen 1807–1863 Paris), Lithograph on chine collé; proof

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