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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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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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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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Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Boutique Fleurs, 1925. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005 (2005.100.344)

Eugène Atget | Boutique Fleurs

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Jean Béraud (French, 1849–1936). A Windy Day on the Pont des Arts, ca. 1880–81. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Eda K. Loeb, 1951 (52.48.1)

Jean Béraud | A Windy Day on the Pont des Arts

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Édouard Baldus (French, 1813–1889). Pavillon de l'Horloge, Louvre, 1852–53. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1991 (1991.1042)

Édouard Baldus | Pavillon de l'Horloge, Louvre

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Édouard Manet (French,1832–1883). Young Lady in 1866, 1866. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Erwin Davis, 1889. (89.21.3)

Édouard Manet | Young Lady in 1866

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Emile Joachim Constant Puyo (French, 1857–1933). [Montmartre], ca. 1906. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005 (2005.100.1148)

Emile Joachim Constant Puyo | [Montmartre]

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Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Organ-grinder, 1898–99. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005 Accession Number: 2005.100.129

Louis Nicolas de Lespinasse, called the Chevalier de Lespinasse (French, 1734–1808). The Château de Versailles Seen from the Gardens, 1779. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966 (67.55.20)

Louis Nicolas de Lespinasse, called the Chevalier de Lespinasse | The Château de Versailles Seen from the Gardens

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Unknown (French). Eiffel Tower, 1890s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Museum Accession (X.700.2)

Unknown | Eiffel Tower

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Charles Meryon (French, 1821–1868). Le Tombeau de Molière (au Père-Lachaise) Molière's tomb, Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, 1854. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.78.12)

Charles Meryon | Le Tombeau de Molière (au Père-Lachaise) Molière's tomb, Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

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House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Walking dress, ca. 1885. 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. C. M. Andrews, 1951 (2009.300.771a, b)

House of Worth | Walking dress | French

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Berthe Morisot (French, 1841–1895). A Woman Seated at a Bench on the Avenue du Bois, 19th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1948 (48.10.8)

Berthe Morisot | A Woman Seated at a Bench on the Avenue du Bois

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Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Le Château, fin Octobre, le soir, effet d'orage, vue prise du Parterre du Nord, 1903. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, William Talbott Hillman Foundation Gift, 2005 (2005.100.532)

Eugène Atget | Le Château, fin Octobre, le soir, effet d'orage, vue prise du Parterre du Nord

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901). The Sofa, ca. 1894–96. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1951 (51.33.2)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec | The Sofa

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Probably after a design by Pierre Contant d'Ivry (French, 1698–1777). Armchair (Fauteuil à la reine), ca. 1754–56. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Martha Baird Rockefeller Gift, 1966 (66.60.2)

frame by Nicolas-Quinibert Foliot | Armchair (Fauteuil à la reine) (part of a set) | French, Paris

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Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau (French, 1819–1896). St. Sulpice, Paris, 1841. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1946 (46.122.22)

Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau | St. Sulpice, Paris | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Laboudt & Robina. Dress, 1895. French. 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. Carl Hitchcock Fowler, 1942 (2009.300.670)

Laboudt & Robina | Dress | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Félix Bracquemond (French, 1833–1914). Nôtre Dame, Paris, 1870. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1922 (22.69.28)

Félix Bracquemond | Nôtre Dame, Paris | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Terre-plein du Pont Neuf, Matinée d'Hiver, 1925. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.530)

Eugène Atget | Terre-plein du Pont Neuf, Matinée d'Hiver | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). James-Jacques-Joseph Tissot (1836–1902), ca. 1867–68. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1939 (39.161)

Edgar Degas | James-Jacques-Joseph Tissot (1836–1902) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    Susan Lindau

    Time to return to Paris!