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Jules Claretie (1840-1913) c. 1880
* 1828 in Fareins † 1906 in Paris
Woodburytype print on paper, mounted on album sheet
Size of sheet: 33 x 25 cm. Size of plate: 21.7 x 16 cm.Jules Claretie was a French novelist, playwright, journalist and historian. He was a member of the French Academy and for the last three decades of his life was director of the Comédie Française, where he was notably responsible for opening-up the theatre’s repertoire to contemporary plays. Alongside plays, he also wrote the librettos for three of Jules Massenet’s operas.