Le fumeur flamand, 1872

  • Goupil & Cie., French
  • Goupil & Cie., French
  • Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier, French, 1815-1891
  • Paul Adolphe Rajon, French, 1842-1888

Etching printed in black ink on wove paper

  • Framed: Plate: 6 1/4 × 4 3/8 inches (15.9 × 11.1 cm) Sheet: 15 3/8 × 11 3/4 inches (39.1 × 29.8 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Wove paper
  • Portrait
  • Man
  • Etching
  • Pipe
  • France
  • Smoking (activity)

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed and dated, in plate, lower right of image: Rajon 1872

Inscribed, in plate, lower left of image: E Meissonier 1858 (E reversed) Inscribed, in plate below image, lower left: Peint par Meissonner. Inscribed, lower right: Grave par Rajon Inscribed, lower center: FUMEUR FLAMAND Inscribed, lower right edge of plate: Publie & Imprime par Goupil & Cie. Paris Inscribed, in black ink, lower left edge of sheet: No 911, The Flemish Smoker. | By - Paul Rajon


1882, G.R. Angell. Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Paul Adolphe Rajon; after Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier, Le fumeur flamand, 1872, etching printed in black ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S911.