Study for "Les Las" - Jules Adler

Study for  Les Las

Jules Adler


Study for "Les Las"

Circa 1897

Charcoal heightened with pastel signed lower right

4 ¼ x 7 in.

In the painting Les Las, exhibited at the Salon of 1897, Adler was inspired by a sentence in Zola's novel L’Assommoir : « They march without a laugh, or a word uttered to a comrade, with sunken grey cheeks, their faces turned towards Paris that devoured one by one […] ».