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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
In the Sun
Joan of Arc
Porte de la Reine at Aigues-Mortes
A Windy Day on the Pont des Arts
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Inscription: Signed and dated (upper right): 1873 P.P.LÉON GLAIZE
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, New York (until d. 1887)
Catalogue of the Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1905, pp. 59–60, no. 412.
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