Paris: The City of Light and Love

“Paris is a moveable feast.” —Ernest Hemingway. Whether it is the love-locked Pont des Arts, lascivious Moulin Rouge, or simply the cobbled streets which join the two—see the Parisians who peopled the past.


Paris: The City of Light and Love

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Pierre-Ambrose Richebourg (French, 1810–1893). Barricades de la Commune, avril 71. Coin de la place Hotel de Ville & de la rue de Rivoli, 1871. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1998 (1998.334.1)

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Louis-Emile Durandelle (French, 1839–1917). Le Nouvel Opéra de Paris (Sculpture Ornementale), 1865–72. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1995 (1995.9)

Louis-Emile Durandelle | Le Nouvel Opéra de Paris (Sculpture Ornementale)

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Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). À L'Homme Armé, 25 rue des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris, 1900. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Mrs. Walter Annenberg and The Annenberg Foundation Gift, 2005 (2005.100.515)

Eugène Atget | À L'Homme Armé, 25 rue des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris

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Parisian, from World's Smokers series (N33) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes, 1888. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick (63.350.202.33.47)

Issued by Allen & Ginter | Parisian, from World's Smokers series (N33) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

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Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Rue Mouffetard, Paris, ca. 1900. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005 (2005.100.527)

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Paris, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands, 1887. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick (63.350.201.6.9)

Issued by Allen & Ginter | Paris, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

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Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Eclipse, 1911, printed 1956. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1956 (56.610.4)

Eugène Atget | Eclipse

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James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834–1903). The Long Gallery, Louvre, 1894. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917 (17.3.198)

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Versailles, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands, 1887. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick (63.350.201.6.11)

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Walter Richard Sickert (British, 1860–1942). La Gaité Montparnasse, ca. 1919. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923 (23.49.11)

Walter Richard Sickert | La Gaité Montparnasse

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Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). Madame Loubens, ca. 1869. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1918 (19.51.4)

Edgar Degas | Madame Loubens

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Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (French, 1724–1780). Allegory of Louis XV as Patron of the Arts with Paintings and Sculpture from the Salon of 1769, ca. 1769. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2009 (2009.396)

Gabriel de Saint-Aubin | Allegory of Louis XV as Patron of the Arts with Paintings and Sculpture from the Salon of 1769

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Auguste Mestral (French, 1812–1884). [Sculpture of Virgin and Child, Notre Dame, Paris], ca. 1851. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2000 (2000.290)

Auguste Mestral | [Sculpture of Virgin and Child, Notre Dame, Paris]

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Artist: Paul-César Helleu (French, Vannes 1859–1927). Madame Helleu Looking at the Watteau Drawings in the Louvre, c. 1896. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959 (59.599.1)

Paul-César Helleu | Madame Helleu Looking at the Watteau Drawings in the Louvre

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Johan Barthold Jongkind (Dutch, 1819–1891). The Pont Neuf, 1849–50. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mendelsohn, 1980 (1980.203.3)

Johan Barthold Jongkind | The Pont Neuf

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François Thomas Germain (French, 1726–1791, master 1748). Coffeepot, 1757. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1933 (33.165.1)

François Thomas Germain | Coffeepot | French, Paris

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Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Rouen, rue Eau-de Robac, 6, 1908. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Sam Salz Foundation Gift, 2005 (2005.100.516)

Eugène Atget | Rouen, rue Eau-de Robac, 6

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Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Carrousel, 1923, printed 1956. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1956 (56.610.7)

Eugène Atget | Carrousel

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    A beautiful Carrousel!

Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Jardin du Luxembourg, 1902. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.529)

Eugène Atget | Jardin du Luxembourg

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Édouard Baldus (French, born Prussia, 1813–1889). Notre-Dame (Abside), 1860s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1944 (44.55.4)

Édouard Baldus | Notre-Dame (Abside)

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Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868). L'Ancien Louvre (The Old Louvre, Paris, after Zeeman), 1865–66. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.78.23)

Charles Meryon | L'Ancien Louvre (The Old Louvre, Paris, after Zeeman)

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Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Rue Laplace and Rue Valette, Paris, 1926. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, by exchange, 1970 (1970.594.2)

Eugène Atget | Rue Laplace and Rue Valette, Paris

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Jean-Baptiste Vinceneux (ca. 1726–ca. 1795, active 1750–86). Stand (piètement) for a model of La Samaritaine, 1773. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1983 (1983.185.7)

Jean-Baptiste Vinceneux | Stand (piètement) for a model of La Samaritaine | French, Paris

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    Tanya

    Edgar Degas ?

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). Seated Dancer, 1873–74. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.942)

Edgar Degas | Seated Dancer

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Charles Motte (French, 1785–1836). Jardin Public, Champs Elysées. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2007 (2007.346.1)

After Gabriel Thouin | Jardin Public, Champs Elysées

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