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Object ID #907131603

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Paul Colin.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated ca. 1928. Its medium is gouache, crayon on paper.

French artist and set designer Paul Colin designed posters for musical, film, and theater venues throughout Paris in the 1920s, including the Folies Bergères, the Moulin Rouge, and most famously Josephine Baker’s Revue Nègre. This composition captures a couple dancing against an abstracted backdrop of the Eiffel Tower and a steamship coming into a harbor, suggesting a mix of lighthearted tourism and dance.

It is credited The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago.

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  • oil on canvas.
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  • Object ID #907130325
  • glass.
  • Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Dudley P. Allen Fund, 1938.383.
  • 48.2016.7
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  • crayon and gouache on paper.
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago.
  • 49.2016.3

Its dimensions are

Framed H x W x D: 94.6 × 83.8 × 3 cm (37 1/4 in. × 33 in. × 1 3/16 in.)

It is signed

"PAUL COLIN"

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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