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Roberta J. M. Olson, Curator of Drawings at the New–York Historical Society explores the relationship between the Grand Tour—a rite of passage for predominately wealthy young men—and the development of plein-air landscape painting.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785–1850, on view January 22–April 21, 2013.
Recorded February 10, 2013
Oeuvres Complètes de Molière
Marie Isabelle, Infante d'Espagne, Reine des Deux-Siciles
8 Heures du Matin
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The sitter was a provincial artist and avid horseman, who specialized in equestrian subjects and also painted portraits and landscapes.
Inscription: Signed and dated (center right): Eug—Deveria / 1837
Étienne Sigaud, Cannes (until 1953; sold to MMA)
Wingate, North Carolina. Wingate College. "Nineteenth Century," April 28–May 28, 1968, no catalogue.
Charles Sterling, and Margaretta M. Salinger. "XIX Century." French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2, New York, 1966, p. 35, ill.
Louis-Félix Amiel, a provincial painter, was born at Castelnaudary and died at Joinville-le-Pont. He studied in Paris with Ingres and Devéria.
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