About This Artwork

Jean François Raffaëlli
French, 1850-1924

Place de la Trinité, Paris, c. 1886

Oil on canvas
73.7 x 71.7 cm. (29 x 28 1/4 in)
Inscribed lower left: J.F. Raffaelli

Potter Palmer Collection, 1922.447

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, World’s Columbian Exposition, May 1–October 30, 1893, cat. 2968.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. Potter Palmer, August 1910, cat. 49.

New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Views of Paris: Loan Exhibition of Paintings, January 9–28, 1939, cat. 20.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, So this is Paris, October 4–29, 1950, cat. 37.

Publication History

G. Coquiot, “Jean François Raffaëlli,” Gazette des beaux-arts, per. 4, vol. 5 (1911), p. 140.

“Accessions and Loans,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 16, 3 (1922), p. 47.

Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Sculpture, Architecture and Paintings (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1922), pp. 69, no. 843.

Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Sculpture, Architecture, and Paintings (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1923), p. 69, no. 843.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1925), pp. 69 (ill.), 149, no. 843.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1932), pp. 66 (ill.), 168.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1961), p. 363.

Ownership History

Potter Palmer (died 1902), Chicago, by 1893 [according to an inventory dated December 1921 in the Art Institute Archives; also lent to Chicago 1893]; his widow, Bertha Honoré Palmer (died 1918); by descent to their sons Honoré and Potter Palmer; given to the Art Institute, 1922.




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