A Painter's Studio, c.1800 by Louis Leopold Boilly


A Painter's Studio, c.1800


Louis Leopold Boilly

Ref GM3566
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 16" x 20" (40 x 50 cm)
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Boilly produced more than one version of this painting. The second version was in the collection of Baron Henri de Rothschild. The collection was evacuated to England during World War II and unfortunately the painting was destroyed in a German bombing raid. This version depicted here is on exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. The subject depicts two young ladies examining either a drawing or possibly an engraving in the studio of an artist, surrounded by accoutrements which the viewer can imagine the artist used in his compositions. This painting depicts modern life and it is even possible that the woman standing might be the artist and the objects in the studio were called Chardin`s Still-Life, as they represent the attributes of the arts as seen at that time.