Entrance to the Cabaret de L'Enfer, Paris
Medium: Graphite and ink with wash on illustration board
Dimensions: composition: 10 × 4 5/8 in. (25.4 × 11.7 cm)
sheet: 11 5/16 × 9 1/2 in. (28.7 × 24.1 cm)
Credit Line: Louisa du Pont Copeland Memorial Fund, 1975
About: In the early 20th century Ernest Peixotto and his wife, the writer Mary Peixotto, traveled through Europe, where he made many picturesque drawings like this one, some of which would be used in travel books and articles for Scribner's Magazine. The couple rented an apartment in Paris, where Peixotto produced this drawing of the entrance to the themed nightspot, Cabaret de L'Enfer, or Hell's Cafe.
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