In the Café

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1882/84

Artist:

Fernand Lungren
American, 1859–1932

About this artwork

In 1882 Fernand Lungren traveled to Paris, where he briefly attended classes at the Académie Julian before abandoning formal training in favor of direct observation of the city and its people. Here, a fashionably dressed woman sits alone and alert. Her presence is a sign of modern Paris’s changing social environment, in which café culture offered women new opportunities to participate in public leisure activities. Although Lungren employed a dense, hard-edged style, his interest in modern life and the effects of light (here both gas and electric lighting) was nevertheless indebted to French Impressionism.

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American Art

Artist

Fernand Lungren

Title

In the Café

Origin

Paris

Date

1882–1884

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, lower left: "Lungren"

Dimensions

79.7 × 104.8 cm (31 3/8 × 41 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1947.85

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