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A typically Academic painter, albeit with a better sense of humor than most, Henri Brispot focused on genre paintings poking gentle fun at human foibles and either showing the upper middle class, to which he belonged, occupying itself with frivolous pastimes including card games, shopping at the open air book stalls along the Seine, or showing up the pretensions of the peasantry: as an 1897 review in The New York Times describes: M.H. Brispot will poke fun at provincial France . . . In front of the village Mairie a poor old woman appears, and the chipper Prefect orates as...
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