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The Bois de Boulogne (The Cascades)

Accession Number
1965/2.83

Title
The Bois de Boulogne (The Cascades)

Artist(s)
Félix Bracquemond

Object Creation Date
1857

Medium & Support
etching on thin paper, laid down on thicker paper

Dimensions
9 5/8 in x 7 1/4 in (24.45 cm x 18.41 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
This etching was commissioned of Bracquemond to accompany an article by Théophile Gautier on the Cascades, a lake in the Bois de Boulogne, for publication in the journal "L'Artiste" in 1857. Bracquemond's friend the caricaturist Paul Gavarni is said to have drawn the figures of the two lovers in the lower center.The vast Bois de Boulogne was the old royal forest that Louis Napoleon ordered rebuilt between 1852 and 1858. The new park, modeled after Hyde Park in London, included gardens, lakes, racecourses, a skating rink, and dining spots. Located in a fashionable ar, the park drew sports enthusiasts, and especially during the afternoons, promenaders from the elite ranks of society.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
historical figures
lakes
trees

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