Marcel Proust

Francis Wishart (1951 - )

Etching and aquatint

1978

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy

    This series features anonymous graves and monuments at Le Père Lachaise, and identified gravesites of the following people: Allan Kardec, Guillaume Apollinaire, Anna de Brancovan, Edith Piaf, Frederick Chopin, Gertrude Stein, Théodore Géricault, Georges Seurat, Honoré de Balzac, Jim Morrison, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, and Raymond Roussel. 


    Père Lachaise Cemetery is one of the most visited sites in Paris which was laid out in the early years of the nineteenth century according to the designs of Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart. Francis Wishart has depicted several of the numerous monuments in Père Lachaise, some commemorating famous musicians, thinkers and writers, and others which have become anonymous memorials. Some are well-tended, others have fallen into disrepair; both appeal to the artist, whose interest in the dilapidated monuments can be traced back to the eighteenth-century tradition of the picturesque. 


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    Places
    France, Paris
    Materials & Techniques
    etching, aquatint
  • Details
    Title
    Marcel Proust
    Portfolio Title
    Le Père Lachaise
    Edition
    9/75
    Date
    1978
    Medium
    Etching and aquatint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Francis Kyle Gallery, January 1979
    Inscription
    below image: 9/75 / Francis Wishart
    GAC number
    14348