Une première
  • TitleUne première
  • Technique/ MaterialGouache
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 76 x 56 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 114 x 94 x 6 cm
  • DatingMade 1888
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Anders Zorn, Swedish, born 1860-02-18, dead 1920-08-22
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NMB 372
  • AcquisitionGift of Friends of Art through Richard Bergh 1915
  • Description
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    Une première was shown at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris where it was a great success. It earned a major breakthrough for the artist who painted the subject in several versions. Later he sought to revise this particular version but remained dissatisfied and tore it up. The sculptor Christian Eriksson saved it by gluing the pieces together.