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L'espionne (The Spy)
  • André Edouard Devambez
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France
  • L'espionne (The Spy), 1915–1917
  • Douze eaux-fortes, scènes de la guerre (Twelve Etchings, Scenes from the War)
  • Where object was made: France
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 174 x 234 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 7/8 x 9 3/16 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 179 x 238 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 9 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 368 x 484 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 19 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2005.0154.04
Label Text

Monochromatic image of four figures in an interior. There are three soldiers in the top left quadrant. The soldier in the top left corner is in profile facing right. The soldier at center left is looking right with his head tilted down, covering his face. The soldier in the center is in profile facing right. He has his left hand raised, palm to the viewer. His right hand is also raised and against his chest. Both hands have the fingers extended. There is a wine glass with wine and a wine bottle in front of him. All three soldiers have gray coats and helmets. There is a woman at center right. She has both her elbows on the table, her left hand in the air. She is looking slightly left. She has her hair pulled up on her head and wears a spotted shirt. There is a candle to the left of her on the table and a wineglass in front of her. There is a gray wall behind them with a poster on the left side.