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Charles Conder (1868-1909)

Un Prince de la Boheme

Signed, titled and dated '99 on the stone
8 3/4 x 11 ins

Catalogue of the Lithographs (of Conder) Campbell Dodgson
Charles Conder, his life and Work, Frank Gibson, 1914, p.80 no.10

This lithograph belongs to an unpublished group of three later prints of Balzac Subjects. In 1899 Conder for a while lived at William Rothenstein's house at 1 Pembroke Cottages, Edwarde's Square. The former had been practising lithography since 1893 and introduced his guest to the process by candlelight in his garden studio. In The Life and Death of Conder by John Rothenstein, 1938 pp.166-168 he considered that the Balzac Set had more dynamic force than any other work of Conder's.

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