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Cafe Scene in Paris
Henri Gervex(French, 1852-1929)
“When I first saw this painting, what caught my eye was the shimmering, silvery-pink color of the dress, and how it contrasts with the dark tones in the rest of the painting. I also like that the women seem to be there on their own terms - hanging out and smoking with the men, which I imagine might have been a bit unusual in 1877. Watch this Staff Pick on our YouTube Channel http://ow.ly/3BbHa ”
Pam Marcil, Public Relations Director
- Oil on canvas
- 39 5/8 x 53 1/2 in. (100.5 x 136 cm.) Framed: 48 x 64 3/4 x4 1/8 in. (121.9 x164.5 x10.5)
- European Painting
- Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
- Accession No.
- France, private collection; Paris, J. Pierre Selz, (Lynven, Inc., NYC) (dealer) from whom purchased by The Detroit Institute of Arts in 1992.
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