|Artist: Jean-François Raffaëlli
Title: Les dèclassès, 1881
Now known as Les buveurs s'absinthe
The Absinthe Drinkers
Oil on canvas, 110.2 x 110.2 cm
|This year Raffaëlli has gone beyond his little frames.
Without abondoning the easel, he has taken on larger canvases and tackled half-life-size figures. Les dèclassès
are of this dimension. They come near being worthy of nothing but praise.
Henry Trianon, La Constitutionnel, 24 April 1881