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ID: 700002204Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Centennial of Independence, A (painting (visual work); Henri Rousseau (French, 1844 - 1910) (French Artist); 1892; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los A...; 88.PA.58)
Note: Henri Rousseau commemorated the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the first French Republic in 1792. Peasants dance the farandole, a popular southern French dance, around three liberty trees and two female figures representing the First and Third Republics. Rousseau copied the dancers from a French magazine illustration but added waving banners, the liberty poles, and the allegorical figures. A wagon in the background is full of costumed musicians, reminiscent of parades the artist had seen. He used brilliant colors and solid forms to express the happiness of the scene symbolizing good government. To the right, the erect posture of the dignified republican leaders signals the solidity of the French Republic.
Titles:
Centennial of Independence, A (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Un centenaire de l'Indépendance (C,U,French,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
painting (visual work) [300033618] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Visual Works (hierarchy name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: 1892

Creator Display:
Henri Rousseau (French, 1844 - 1910) (French Artist) [preferred,JPGM]
Rousseau, Henri (French painter, 1844-1910) [500115462]
Locations:
Current: J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500329598] J. Paul Getty Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 88.PA.58
Other: Creation: France [1000070] Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Other: Former: Deutschland [7000084] Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: Oil on canvas
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)
canvas [300014078]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products, textile materials, <textile materials by process or technique>)

Dimensions: Unframed: 111.8 x 158.1 cm (44 x 62 1/4 in.); Framed: 131.4 x 174.6 x 4.4 cm (51 3/4 x 68 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)
Cultures:
French (preferred)

Style/Period/Group/Movement:
Symbolist [300021514] (preferred,style)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name), <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, European, <modern European styles and movements>, <modern European fine arts styles and movements>)
Post-Impressionist [300021508] (style)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name), <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, European, <modern European styles and movements>, <modern European fine arts styles and movements>)

General Subject:
events (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
centennial celebrations [300190366]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (hierarchy name), events (activities), celebrations, anniversaries) (AAT)
Proclamation of the first French Republic [1001350]
.....((French history, European history, Named Events)) (ICON)
independence [300404769]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name), social science concepts, political concepts) (AAT)
music (performing arts) [300054146]
.....(Activities Facet, Disciplines (hierarchy name), disciplines (concept), humanities, <arts and related disciplines>, arts (broad discipline), performing arts) (AAT)
celebrations [300152441]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (hierarchy name), events (activities)) (AAT)
peasants [300230852]
.....(Agents Facet, People (hierarchy name), people (agents), <people by occupation>, scientists and people in science-related occupations, <people in science-related occupations>, <people in agriculture or natural resource occupations>, <people in agriculture>, farmers (people in agriculture)) (AAT)
dancing (discipline) [300054144]
.....(Activities Facet, Disciplines (hierarchy name), disciplines (concept), humanities, <arts and related disciplines>, arts (broad discipline), performing arts) (AAT)
French Republic [1000070]
.....(Europe (continent), World (facet)) (TGN)

Provenance: Wilhelm Uhde, by 1910 - Karl-Ernst Osthaus, - 1912 Alfred Flechteim, 1912 - Edwin Suermondt, by 1921 - 1927 and Mrs. Edwin Suermondt, by 1921 - 1927 Mr. Alex Vömel, 1927 - 1986 and Mrs. Alex Vömel, formerly Mrs. Edwin Suermondt, 1927 - 1986 Private Collection, - 1988
Inscriptions: Signed and dated lower left: "Henri Rousseau / 1892"
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Centennial of Independence, A........ [JPGM,VP]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Un centenaire de l'Indépendance........ [JPGM,VP]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Subject: ....... [JPGM,VP]
Note:
English ..... [JPGM,VP]
..... J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
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