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  • Le Petit Palais - Kneeling woman in profile with floral motifs - petitpalais.paris.fr
    World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Kneeling woman in profile with floral motifs Henry Cros 1840 Narbonne 1907 Paris Circa 1891 Pencil and watercolour on paper This watercolour depicts a crouching woman playing the double flute known as the diaulos used in the music of the ancient world She is charming a snake from a vase This lone figure was reused by Cros and integrated into a polychrome terracotta plaque entitled The Incantation dated 1 June 1891 and preserved at the Cité de la Céramique in Sèvres on which this double flute player can be found in the bottom left hand corner This work is influenced by the art of the ancient world Thus the upper body of the figure is inspired by a Greek bas relief and her pose is that of the Crouching Venus statue in the Louvre dating from the Hellenistic period The treatment of outlines in pencil and the watercolour infill is characteristic of Cros works Learn more about the Henry Cros collection at the Petit Palais Inventory number DDUT02122

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/kneeling-woman-profile-floral-motifs (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - Italian landscape - petitpalais.paris.fr
    1815 Paris 1891 1852 Gouache retouched with watercolour on paper 30 3 cm x 46 3 cm Achille Bénouville studied under François Édouard Picot and then Léon Cogniet before exhibiting at the Salon in 1834 He enrolled at the École des beaux arts School of Fine Art where he studied for the historic landscapes category of the Grand Prix bursary competition for a residency in Rome which he won in 1845 with his canvas Ulysses and Nausicaa He had previously visited Italy with Corot whose studio he shared in 1843 At the end of his stay at the Villa he decided to settle in the homeland of the arts where he spent a quarter of a century As is demonstrated by this watercolour his academic style in the lineage of Claude Lorrain is enriched by an acute sensitivity to light sharpened by the influence of Corot topographic and atmospheric verisimilitude combine counterbalanced by feeling in his new Arcadia peopled by shepherds in traditional garb By painting this little piece of Italy Bénouville could have been echoing the letter written by his master Cogniet to Guérin I am somewhat confused by one of your questions You ask what strikes me most

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/italian-landscape (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - Mr Pelez, painter of fin de siècle elegance - petitpalais.paris.fr
    his elder by 13 years painting a clown on a canvas which is disproportionately wide in relation to his easel The converging lines draw the eye to a background consisting of a simple fairly low horizon line The painter depicted in profile sports a gleaming top hat and elegant frock coat on the lapel of which can be seen the ribbon of the Chevalier de la Légion d Honneur decoration This uniform of the official 19th century painter contrasts with his tousled hair and unkempt moustache echoed by a carelessly knotted black cravat around his neck The canvas on the easel seems to hark back to Les Saltimbanques The Entertainers a famous painting by Pelez owned by the Petit Palais both in subject matter and dimensions This work was sufficiently striking for it to be associated in people s minds with the artist Pelez did not exhibit at the Salon in 1895 and was working on a larger format painting in his studio Flameng is therefore trying to highlight the disparity between the vulgarity of the subject and the format of the work It is not known what inspired him to produce this drawing which could for example have been intended for the press Should we see in the title chosen by Flameng for this caricature of Pelez in his fine coat bearing the marks of official recognition and standing at his easel the contemporary echo of Velasquez depicting himself painting the Elegance of the Golden Age in Las Meninas Young ladies of the court proudly displaying the Cross of the Knights of St James Pelez is represented here as an artist dandy dressed very differently from the way in which he is usually depicted in photographic portraits It is doubtless this disparity between Pelez success and the iconography of

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/mr-pelez-painter-fin-de-siecle-elegance (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - Paysage de dunes avec un moulin - petitpalais.paris.fr
    The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Paysage de dunes avec un moulin Jan Van Goyen Leyde 1596 La Haye 1656 1652 ou 1655 Drawing in black lead pencil and grey wash 17 x 27 2 cm Marks Inscriptions Hall marks Monogram and

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/paysage-de-dunes-avec-un-moulin (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - Study for the Republic - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Study for the Republic Aimé Jules Dalou Paris 1838 Paris 1902 1879 Pen and pencil on paper 13 5 x 10 cm Marks Inscriptions Hall marks Mark of Auguste Becker

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/205/study-republic (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - Study for the pianist of Bal blanc - petitpalais.paris.fr
    The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Study for the pianist of Bal blanc Joseph Marius Avy Marseille 1871 Paris 1939 Paris 1903 Sanguine on paper 53 x 41 5 cm Marks Inscriptions Hall marks Signed and dated lower right Jm avy etude

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/205/study-pianist-bal-blanc (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - The Judgement of Paris after Raphaël - petitpalais.paris.fr
    century Renaissance The Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter The Judgement of Paris after Raphaël Marc Antoine Raimondi Bartsch 245 Illustrated Bartsch book 26 volume 14 part 1 page 242 Engraving 29 8 x 44

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/judgement-paris-after-raphael (2015-11-09)
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  • Le Petit Palais - The Three Trees - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter The Three Trees Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn Leyde Netherlands 1606 Amsterdam Netherlands 1669 1643 Bartsch 212 First state Etching and drypoint on watermarked paper 21 1 x 27 8 cm Signed and dated Rembrandt

    Original URL path: http://petitpalais.paris.fr/en/collections/three-trees (2015-11-09)
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