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Coquelin Cadet
  • TitleCoquelin Cadet
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 116,5 x 81,5 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 133 x 94 x 8 cm
  • DatingSign. 1889
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Anders Zorn, Swedish, born 1860-02-18, dead 1920-08-22
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 6766
  • AcquisitionDonated in 1983 by Bo Lindh through Nationalmusei Vänner
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    In 1889, Anders Zorn and his wife Emma rented a flat with a studio in Montmartre – which became their permanent address for eight years. Zorn quickly established himself in Paris, largely thanks to personal contacts in the Parisian cultural elite, including the actor Coquelin Cadet (1848–1909). Cadet was famous mainly for his monologues. He was also an avid art collector. Zorn portrayed him in his professional role – on stage before an audience. The sculpture in the background can be seen as a reference to his interest in art.