Place de la Concorde (painting)

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Place de la Concorde
Edgar Degas Place de la Concorde.jpg
Artist Edgar Degas
Year 1876
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 78.4 cm × 117.5 cm (30.9 in × 46.3 in)
Location Hermitage Museum

Place de la Concorde or Viscount Lepic and his Daughters Crossing the Place de la Concorde is an 1876 oil painting by Edgar Degas.[1] It depicts the cigar-smoking Ludovic-Napoléon Lepic, his daughters, his dog, and a solitary man on the left at Place de la Concorde in Paris. The Tuileries Gardens can be seen in the background, behind a stone wall.

Many art historians believe that the large amount of negative space, the cropping, and the way in which the figures are facing in random directions were influenced by photography.

The painting was considered lost for four decades following World War II, until Russian authorities put it on exhibition at the Hermitage Museum in Russia, where it remains to this day. During the Soviet occupation of Germany, the work was confiscated by the Soviets from the collection of Otto Gerstenberg and eventually moved to the Hermitage.

Degas also painted Ludovic Lepic and His Daughters in a separate painting.


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