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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
Private Collection
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

To Perduto Gallery