The Arcades at the Palais-Royal

A work made of pen and black ink, and brush and gray wash, with gray gouache, over black chalk, on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and black ink, and brush and gray wash, with gray gouache, over black chalk, on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1804

Artist:

Louis Léopold Boilly
French, 1761-1845

About this artwork

Boilly showed six paintings in the Salon of 1804. Although he received a gold medal, the painting for which this is a preliminary drawing was severely criticized for its candid reportage of what were then considered activities of questionable moralities. The painting depicted the spectators in the gallery of the Tribunat, as the Palais Royal was called from 1800 to 1807.

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Artist

Louis-Léopold Boilly

Title

The Arcades at the Palais-Royal

Origin

France

Date

1761–1804

Medium

Pen and black ink, and brush and gray wash, with gray gouache, over black chalk, on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

365 × 457 mm

Credit Line

Worcester Sketch Fund

Reference Number

1963.558

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