Boyer, Paul (1850-1937); French. Medium: black and white photograph. 'L'Assommoir', which roughly translates as 'The Dram Shop' or 'The Drunkard' was a 1877 novel by Emile Zola (1840-1902) that was adapted for the stage by William Busnach and Oscar Gastineau in 1879. Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.