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Michael Blaker R.E.  
(Hove 1928 – 2018 Ramsgate)

Winter in Montmartre – the Lapin Agile

The Works of Michael Blaker | Exhibition by Elizabeth Harvey-Lee |  Winter in Montmartre – the Lapin Agile

Winter in Montmartre – the Lapin Agile
340 x 438 mm
Original etching and aquatint and colour wash, c1992.
Signed in pencil, entitled and numbered 27/350.
On Somerset cream wove.


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Additional Information about the Print

In 1950 on a visit to Paris Blaker had witnessed with pleasure similar priests.

In his Autobiography he records

"As I passed the entrance to Sacré Coeur a cadaverous priest passed me, his mouth open, his eyes turned upwards…

I painted him as I saw him, contrasted with two more jovial clerics, their skirts creating volutes beneath which their black boots skimmed happily. I have made several subsequent versions of this subject, over long periods of time ..."