This painting is “Les buveurs d’absinthe (Les Declasses)”, by Jean-Francois Raffaeli. It is an oil on canvas, painted in 1881. The painting sold for $2,994,500 to the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.
If the sky opens on our heads,
We put absinthe to our lips.
– Octave Fere & Jules Cuvain, “Les Buveurs d’Absinthe” (1864)
This painting is “Le buveur d’absinthe”, by Jean d’Esparbes (1898-1968).