The Ball (Madame Forain)


Knoedler, Paris (bought by Robert Sterling Clark, 1915).

Jean Louis Forain

French, 1852–1931

The Ball (Madame Forain)

c. 1880–1900

Ink, watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper

15 5/8 x 11 13/16 in. (39.7 x 30 cm)

Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark before 1955




Lees, Sarah, ed. Nineteenth-Century European Paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; New Haven and London: distributed by Yale University Press, 2012.

Haverkamp-Begemann, Egbert, Standish D. Lawder, and Charles W. Talbot, Jr. Drawings from the Clark Art Institute: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Robert Sterling Clark Collection of European and American Drawings, Sixteenth Through Nineteenth Centuries, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 2 volumes. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964.