Artist Paul Adolphe Rajon, French, 1842-1888
Artist after Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier, French, 1815-1891
Publisher Goupil & Cie., French
  • Le fumeur flamand
  • The Flemish Smoker (translated title)
Date 1872
Medium etching printed in black ink on wove paper
Dimensions Plate: 6 1/4 × 4 3/8 inches (15.9 × 11.1 cm)
Sheet: 15 3/8 × 11 3/4 inches (39.1 × 29.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S911
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, in plate, lower right of image: Rajon 1872
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lower left of image: E Meissonier 1858 (E reversed)
Inscribed, in plate below image, lower left: Peint par Meissonner.
Inscribed, lower right: Grave par Rajon
Inscribed, lower center: FUMEUR FLAMAND
Inscribed, lower right edge of plate: Publie & Imprime par Goupil & Cie. Paris
Inscribed, in black ink, lower left edge of sheet: No 911, The Flemish Smoker. | By - Paul Rajon
1882, G.R. Angell.
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)