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  • Politicians in the Tuileries Gardens

    Artist:
    Boilly, Louis-Léopold. 1761-1845
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    50x60,5 cm

Boilly, Louis-Léopold. 1761-1845

Politicians in the Tuileries Gardens

France, 1832

This painting was preceded by a lithograph Political Economy (1829) produced after Boilly's drawing. Boilly's genre paintings are marked by entertaining plots and abundance of details. In the foreground, seated beneath the shade of a large tree, is a group of ageing gentlemen listening eagerly to the latest newspaper events, each depicted in an expressive pose, with his own individual gestures and mimicry. The scene is represented with good-natured humour. Boilly meticulously depicted the male and female cloths, the ladies' hats and gentlemen's headdresses, canes, chairs, summer-houses and children's toys. It seems that the artist does not go beyond a simple description of everyday life. In fact, Boilly has created a splendid scene of contemporary Parisian ways of life arranging the figures in the open air. Later he was followed by the plein-air artists, particularly by Edouard Manet and Camille Pissarro.

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Politicians in the Tuileries Gardens

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oil

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50x60,5 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1916; bequeathed by K.A. Rauchfuss

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ГЭ-3524

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