{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 6661, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/6661", "Disp_Access_No" : "1986.116", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "ca. 1881", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1876", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1886", "Disp_Title" : "The Protector in the Wings (Le protecteur dans les coulisses)", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Jean Louis Forain", "Sort_Artist" : "Forain, Jean Louis", "Disp_Dimen" : "12 3/4 x 9 9/16 in. (32.4 x 24.3 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "12 3/4 in.", "Disp_Width" : "9 9/16 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "sheet", "Medium" : "Pen and ink", "Support" : "paper", "Disp_Medium" : "Dark-gray ink, watercolor, and gouache on wove paper, laid down on board", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Forain, a follower and protégé of Edgar Degas, participated in the Impressionist exhibitions of 1879, 1880, 1881, and 1886. He was influenced by Impressionist theories on light and color. His watercolors, pastels, and paintings focused on Parisian popular entertainment and themes of modernity, including scenes of the ballet, the opera, and the racetrack. The ballerinas of 19th-century France often came from the lower classes of society and were viewed as little more than cabaret performers. Ballet dancers frequently had a wealthy male patron who also served as her protector, escort and lover. Along with his interest in theater and ballet, Forain’s work is characterized by his satirical commentary on modern life and, in his later years, interest in social injustice. In this drawing, the attentive stance and focused gaze of the backstage “protector” suggests the proprietary nature of his relationship with an unseen ballerina as she performs on stage. [Label copy from Monet: Vision and Process exhibition, 2018]", "Dedication" : "Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James H. Lockhart, Jr.", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Drawing", "Creation_Place2" : "French", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/86.116_A3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/86.116_A3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/86.116_A3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/86.116_A3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "29173", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "Scanned by Andy Olenick April 2009 from an undated transparency shot by James Via. Master exists only in TIF form, not DNG. On disk 090407", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }