Exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1850–1851. The figures wear mid-eighteenth century costume, though several of the pictures on the back wall are by Meissonier himself (including a self-portrait above the visitor’s head), and the setting was identified by a contemporary as the artist’s Paris studio on the quai Bourbon.
Where to see this painting?
The Wallace Collection
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