Le Bois de Boulogne

Karel Purkyně

Karel Purkyně - Le Bois de Boulogne
These public gardens on the western outskirts of Paris were, originally, a closed deer park of French kings, opened to the public under Louis XIV. In the 19th century the park was a favourite with fashionable Parisian society. Purkyně painted this picture during his stay in Paris in 1857. He worked no doubt on the spot, adding a promenading couple for an idyllic effect.
measurements: height 23,3 cm
width 54,8 cm
material: paperboard
technique: oil
inventory number: O 4662
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism