CARAN D’ACHE (EMMANUEL POIRÉ) (1858–1909) Military scene
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graphite on paper 54 x 36 cm Caran d’Ache (Emmanuel Poiré) was born in Moscow, of French origin: his French grandfather moved to Russia in 1812 with Napoleon's armies and remained there after. At the age of 20, Emmanuel Poiré moved to Paris for the military service. He became one of the most famous French cartoonists, caricaturists, and military illustrators. He published drawings about military life under the name 'Caran d’Ache' (Karandash means ‘pencil’ in Russian).