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Boilly: Scenes of Parisian Life

National Gallery, London

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Louis-Léopold Boilly’s paintings provide a visual record of Paris during the most turbulent period of its history; he worked through the French Revolution, the years of Napoleonic rule, and the Bourbon restoration, to produce a diverse oeuvre including aristocratic interiors, trompe l’oeil paintings and his characteristic genre scenes of Parisian boulevards. Some 20 paintings from a private collection go on public display for the first time in this exhibition. Find out more from the National Gallery’s website. 

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The Meeting of Artists in Isabey’s Studio (1798), Louis-Léopold Boilly. Photo: © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre)/Franck Raux

The Meeting of Artists in Isabey's Studio, Boilly

The Meeting of Artists in Isabey’s Studio (c. 1798), Louis-Léopold Boilly. Ramsbury Manor Foundation

The Little Chapel, Boilly

The Little Chapel (c. 1803-04), Louis-Léopold Boilly. Ramsbury Manor Foundation

The Poor Cat, Boilly

The Poor Cat (1832), Louis-Léopold Boilly. Ramsbury Manor Foundation

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