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Know Your FAMSF Acquisitions: “Absinthe Drinkers” by Jean-François Raffaëlli

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Our Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is crowing today about its latest acquisition: The Absinthe Drinkers (Les buveurs d’absinthe), 1881, by French painter Jean-François Raffaëlli (1850–1924).

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Image: Jean-François Raffaëlli, The Absinthe Drinkers (Les buveurs d’absinthe), 1881, oil on canvas, 42 ½ x 42 ½ inches

All the deets:

San Francisco, California, June 2010––Coincidentally timed with the special exhibition Birth of Impressionism at the de Young Museum, John E. Buchanan, Jr., the director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, announces the acquisition of The Absinthe Drinkers (Les buveurs d’absinthe), 1881, by the French painter Jean-François Raffaëlli (1850–1924). Widely regarded as one of the artist’s most important and accomplished paintings, The Absinthe Drinkers will temporarily grace the entrance of the Birth of Impressionism exhibition this summer before settling into its permanent home in gallery 19 at the Legion of Honor. 

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