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Maker(s):Forain, Jean-Louis
Culture:French (1852 - 1931)
Title:Ditch Digger and Shopgirl
Date Made:n.d.
Materials:Black chalk with blue highlights on white laid paper
Place Made:France
Measurements:sheet: 14 11/16 x 9 7/8 in.; 37.3063 x 25.0825 cm; image: 13 1/8 x 9 7/8 in.; 33.3375 x 25.0825 cm
Narrative Inscription:  undated, signed in black chalk at lower right: j. l. forain; outside the framing lines, beneath the image, there are two lines of dialogue. The woman says: "Oui p'r toute la journee c'est defendu de nous assoir (sic)."To which he answers: "fais comme nous plaquez-les."Above the drawing, an inscription or title announces:" Demoiselle de magazin et terrassier"
Accession Number:  SC 1984.10.21
Credit Line:Bequest of Selma Erving, class of 1927
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

A woman, a "shopgirl," cries and a man, a construction worker, whose face is hidden and seen from back, talks to her. The sene is located in the outskirts of Paris, in an area in construction

exterior; landscapes; labor; men; women; caricatures; satire; social commentary

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