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Richard Barabandy (1848 - after 1902)

Richard Barabandy, born Riccardo Barabandi in Milan, studied from 1864 to 1869 with Bartolomeo Giuliano at the Milan Academy of Fine Arts. He was appointed a professor of the Academy in 1879 and was active in the literary and artistic circles of the city, counting among his close friends the poet Gian Pietro Lucini, the writer Felice Cameroni, and the sculptor Medardo Rosso. By 1889, the year of the great Exposition Universelle that celebrated the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution and helped to establish Paris as the art capital of Europe, Barabandy was living in Paris. He changed his name to Richard Barabandy and found work as an illustrator for several Parisian newspapers, including Triboulet, Soleil du dimanche, and l’Illustration.

When Barabandy settled in Paris on the Boulevard de Clichy, he began to do drawings and watercolors of the street life that he observed around him in Monmartre. Artists started to settle in Monmartre early in the 19th century and it was there that Impressionism began in the 1860s. By the last decade of the century it was one of the liveliest neighborhoods of Paris. Cafés, bôites, brasseries, theaters and dance halls proliferated. Such establishments, of course, attracted a colorful and sometimes shady element. In part to counteract the area’s dubious reputation, Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur was being built there when Barabandy arrived in Paris. Dedicated in 1891, the great basilica certainly did not put and end to Monmartre’s night life, but it may have been a refuge for the nuns and priests who sometimes appear in Barabandy’s depictions of the quartier.

Many of Barabandy’s drawings were done in the Café Wepler which still thrives at 14, Place de Clichy, and in other cafés that have since disappeared. A great variety of types found their way into his watercolors and drawings, from humble workmen in rags, to the elegantly dressed bourgeois; from elderly roués to charming children. Many of the drawings are dated which adds to their immediacy. There are young women with umbrellas, tradesmen, policemen, soldiers, people waiting for a tram, a woman selling flowers, musicians, washerwomen, rag-pickers…all the life of the quartier captured with great skill and an eye for what was lively or charming or poignant or amusing. The drawings, small in scale, present a miniature panorama of life in fin de siècle Monmartre.

Barabandy called his drawings of street life Paris dans la rue (Paris in the street). In 1892 three lithographs made after original drawings from this series were exhibited in the 5th Exposition Internationale de Blanc et Noir, an exhibition of graphic art held at Palais des Arts Libéraux in Paris.

Sources: E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Gründ, Paris, (1999)........ K.G. Saur, Allegemeines Kúnstler-Lexicon (1992)……. Laran, Jean, Inventiare du Fonds Français après 1800, First volume, (1930)....... Catalogue Officiel Illustré de la 5e Exposition Internationale de Blanc et Noir, Paris, 1892


A Tradesman

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
A Tradesman

Pen & ink drawing
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 2 1/16 X 1 3/8 inches
Frame size: 6¾ X 6⅛ inches
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A Cow at Santrouville

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
A Cow at Santrouville

Pencil drawing
Inscribed, lower right
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 2½ X 3 inches
Frame size: 7⅞ X 8¼
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The Picker

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
The Picker

Pen & ink
Provenance: from Paris dans la rue Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 1⅞ X 1¾ inches
Frame size: 6½ X 6⅛ inches
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A Seated Woman with Cane and Basket

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
A Seated Woman with Cane and Basket

Pencil drawing
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 2½ X 1⅝ inches
Frame size: 8⅜ X 7⅛ inches
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A Bersagliere (Italian Infantryman)

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
A Bersagliere (Italian Infantryman)

Pencil drawing
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 5 X 2 inches
Frame size: 10½ X 7½ inches
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Île de Croissy Seine

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
Île de Croissy Seine

Pencil drawing
Inscribed, lower left :
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 4 X 2 1/4 inches
Frame size: 9 3/8 X 7 5/8 inches
The Île de Croissy on the Seine River near Paris was a place made famous by the Impressionists, many of whom painted there.
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A Man and a Woman Seated at a Café

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
A Man and a Woman Seated at a Café

Pencil drawing
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 6 X 4 3/8 inches
Frame size: 11 3/4 X 10 inches
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A Woman With a Boy and a Hoop

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
A Woman With a Boy and a Hoop

Pencil drawing on lined wove paper
Provenance: Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 7 X 5½
Frame size:13¼ X 11&frac8541
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The Flower Market at the Madeleine

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
The Flower Market at the Madeleine

Pencil drawing on laid paper
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 4 X 5 inches
Frame size: 10 X 11¼
Inscribed, lower left: “Madeleine/ Marché”
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Studies of a Woman in a Black Dress, Rear View

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
Studies of a Woman in a Black Dress, Rear View

Pen and ink on wove graph paper
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 3 X 2 inches
Frame size: 8&frac8541 X 7&frac8541
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A Woman with a Hat and Tie

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
A Woman with a Hat and Tie

Pen & ink pencil on wove graph paper
Provenance: Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 5¼ X 3½ inches
Frame size: 10¼ X 8¼ inches
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Studying the Menu

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
Studying the Menu

Pencil drawing
Signed, with a monogram, lower left
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 3 X 2⅜
Frame size: 7⅚ X 7⅝
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The Horse Cart

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
The Horse Cart

Pen & ink drawing
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 3 X 3¾ inches
Frame size: 8⅝ X 9⅜nches
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At Gare St. Lazare I

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
At Gare St. Lazare I

Pencil drawing on wove graph paper
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 3¼ X 4⅜
Frame size: 8⅝ X 9⅞
The railway station St. Lazare has been painted by many of the Impressionists, including Manet, Monet, and Caillebotte
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At Gare St. Lazare III

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
At Gare St. Lazare III

Pencil drawing on wove graph paper
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 3 ⅛ X 4¼
Frame size: 8½ X9⅞
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The Street Vendor

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
The Street Vendor

Charcoal drawing on wove paper
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 3¾ X2¾
Frame size: 9⅜ X 3⅜
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A Man with a Pipe and a Hat

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
A Man with a Pipe and a Hat

Pen & black ink, traces of pencil on wove graph paper
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 5¼ X3½
Frame size: 10⅝ X 9 inches
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A Man with His Hat Shoved Back

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
A Man with His Hat Shoved Back

Charcoal drawing on wove paper
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 4 X 3¼ inches
Frame size: 9½ X 8⅞
FC11115   $375
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Man with Apron, Rear View

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
Man with Apron, Rear View

Pen & ink, traces of pencil on wove graph paper
Signed with monogram, lower right
Provenance: Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 2⅞ X 1⅛ inches
Frame size: 7½ X 5⅞inches
FC11043   $375
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A Man With an Umbrells, Rear View

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
A Man With an Umbrells, Rear View

Watercolor, pen & ink on wove paper
Signed with a monogram, lower right
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 3 X 1⅜ X
Frame size: 7½ X 6⅜
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Studies of Two Women Wearing Hats

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
Studies of Two Women Wearing Hats

Watercolor, pen & ink
Dated, lower right:
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 3½ X 2¾
Frame size: 8¼ X 7⅞
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The Peddler

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
The Peddler

Pen & ink on graph paper
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 2⅝ X 1⅛
Frame size: 7⅜ X 5¼
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A Woman at Moret

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
A Woman at Moret

Pencil drawing on wove graph paper
Inscribed, lower right: “Moret”
Provenance: Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 3 X 2¾ inches
Frame size: 7½ X 7 inches
Moret-sur-Loing - a commune in North Central France that inspired many of the Impressionists
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A Man Smoking a Cigarette

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
A Man Smoking a Cigarette

Pen & ink on wove graph paper
Signed with a monogram, lower left
Provenance: Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size : 2½ X 1⅞ inches
Frame size : 7⅜ X 6⅝ inches
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Study of a Hand

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
Study of a Hand

PEN & iNK ON WOVE PAPER
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 2 X 1½ inches
Frame size: 6½ X 6⅜ inches
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A Bearded Peddler with a Pack on His Back

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
A Bearded Peddler with a Pack on His Back

Pen & ink, traces of pencil on wove paper
Provenance: Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 3¾ X 1&$8542 inches
Frame size: 9¾ X 7⅜ inches
FC11135   $375
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Woman Kneeling in Front of a Basket

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
Woman Kneeling in Front of a Basket

Pen & ink, traces of pencil on wove paper
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 1½ X 2⅛ inches
Frame size: 6 ¼ X 6¾ inches
FC11159   $375
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Man Carrying a Huge Basket, Rear View

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
Man Carrying a Huge Basket, Rear View

Pen & ink on wove graph paper
Provenance: Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 1¾ X 1 inches
Frame size: 6½ X 5¾inches
FC11162   $375
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Hand Tools

Richard Barabandy 1848 - after 1902
Hand Tools

Pen & ink on wove paper
Provenance: Hôtel Drouot sale, 1999
Sheet size: 1 X 1¾ inches
Frame size: 6¼ X 7 inches
FC11165   $375
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