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Benedict Masson, 1819-1893

Souvenirs de la Commune: '...la cause de la laideur...'

Medium: Pen and ink and brush over graphite on cream, medium-weight wove paper mounted on variegated beige, thick wove paper
Dimensions: Mount: 496 x 325 mm.; Sheet: 311 x 202 mm.
Date: 1871
Category: historical
Subject: Art Revolution
Inscriptions and Markings: RECTO: LC, ink, 'Messieurs et mesdames, permettez-moi de plaider/la cause de la laideur! Regardez-vous bien, et/vous comprendrez la haute port?e de cette grave question!'; LRQ, ink, 'BM'; BRC, ink, '8'.
Provenance: BMA by bequest, 1929; L?once Rabillon, Jr., Baltimore, by inheritance, 1886; L?once Rabillon (1814-1886), Baltimore.
Collection: The Baltimore Museum of Art
Credit Line: The Baltimore Museum of Art: Bequest of L?once Rabillon
Object Number: BMA 1929.3.27 (8 of 28)