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.
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Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755-1842). Study for Abundance, 1780. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Private Collection | This work is exhibited in the “Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France.” exhibition, on view through May 15, 2016. #VigeeLeBrun

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun | Study for Abundance

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Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755-1842). Self Portrait, 1790. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gallerie degli Uffizi, Corridoio Vasariano, Florence (1890, n. 1905) | This work is featured in the “Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France.” exhibition, on view through May 15, 2016. #VigeeLeBrun

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun | Self-Portrait

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Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755-1842). The Prince Henryk Lubomirski as Love of Glory, 1788. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (74.4) | This work is exhibited in the “Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France.” exhibition, on view through May 15, 2016. #VigeeLeBrun

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun | The Prince Henryk Lubomirski as Love of Glory

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Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755-1842). Allegory of Poetry, 1774. Paris. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Henry and Catherine Robet | This work is exhibited in the “Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France.” exhibition, on view through May 15, 2016.

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun | Allegory of Poetry

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Camille Pissarro (French,1830–1903). The Garden of the Tuileries on a Spring Morning, 1899. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Partial and Promised Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Dillon, 1992 ( 1992.103.3)

Camille Pissarro | The Garden of the Tuileries on a Spring Morning

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Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868–1940). Mme Vuillard Sewing by the Window, rue Truffaut, ca. 1899. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.225). #paris

Édouard Vuillard | Mme Vuillard Sewing by the Window, rue Truffaut

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Edgar Degas (French,1834–1917). The Singer in Green, ca. 1884. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960. (61.101.7)

Edgar Degas | The Singer in Green

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Pierre Antoine Demachy (French, 1723–1807). Demolition of the Old Vestibule of the Palais-Royal, Paris, ca. 1767. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Van Day Truex Fund, 1984 (1984.357)

Pierre Antoine Demachy | Demolition of the Old Vestibule of the Palais-Royal, Paris

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Jean-François Raffaëlli (French, 1850–1924). Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1908 (08.123)

Jean-François Raffaëlli | Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

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Jules Degoullons (French, ca. 1671–1737). Stretcher from a console table from the Queen's bed chamber at Versailles, ca. 1730. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906 (07.225.192a) #paris

Jules Degoullons | Stretcher from a console table from the Queen's bed chamber at Versailles | French

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Jacques Doucet (French, 1853–1929). Ball gown, 1898–1900. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Daniel M. McKeon and Robert Hoguet, Jr., 1965 (2009.300.3275a–c)

Jacques Doucet | Ball gown | French

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Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883). The Brioche, 1870. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Partial and Promised Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1991 (1991.287)

Édouard Manet | The Brioche

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Émile Hurtré (French, active ca. 1890–1900). Design for a Wall Decoration with Peacock, Cranes, and Sunflowers for the Restaurant in Hotel Langham (Paris), 1896-1898. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Edward Pearce Casey Fund, 1991. (1991.1288) #paris

Émile Hurtré | Design for a Wall Decoration with Peacock, Cranes, and Sunflowers for the Restaurant in Hotel Langham (Paris)

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Anonymous, French, 19th century. Troops Encamped on the Champs Elysées, 1870, 19th century. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elsha Whittelsey Fund, 1966 (66.558.21) #paris

Anonymous, French, 19th century | Troops Encamped on the Champs Elysées, 1870

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Gustave Loiseau (French, 1865–1935). La Place de la Bastille, 1922. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.190) #paris

Gustave Loiseau | La Place de la Bastille

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Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). Woman on a Sofa, 1875. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.185) #paris

Edgar Degas | Woman on a Sofa

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Sébastien Leclerc I (French, 1637–1714). Galerie des Glaces at Versailles, 1684. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953 (53.600.2784) #paris

Sébastien Leclerc I | Galerie des Glaces at Versailles

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883–84. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Charles and Anita Blatt Gift, John Wilmerding Gift and Rogers Fund, 1970 (1970.47) | This work is in our “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends,” on view through October 4, 2015.

John Singer Sargent | Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau)

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Madame Ramón Subercaseaux, 1880. Private Collection | This work is in our “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends,” on view through October 4, 2015.

John Singer Sargent | Madame Ramón Subercaseaux | American

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Rehearsal of the Pasdeloup Orchestra at the Cirque d'Hiver, 1879–80. Lent by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Hayden Collection–Charles Henry Hayden Fund | This work is in our “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends,” on view through October 4, 2015.

John Singer Sargent | Rehearsal of the Pasdeloup Orchestra at the Cirque d'Hiver | American

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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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