|Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier The Smoker (A Man of the First Empire), 1873. |
Watercolor and gouache on paper. Overall: 13 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. (35.2 x 22 cm
|Meissonier. Approximately actual size|
The highlights on the pipe are very small, considering that the whole painting is the size of a piece of legal-size paper. Watercolor with gouache can be precise and highly descriptive if you take your time.
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