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The Rue de Norvins, Montmartre

Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

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A woman struggles up a hill, an infant in her arms and a toddler and a dog at her feet. Further figures are briefly indicated with only a few quick strokes of paint. Lépine settled in Montmartre in 1859, where he lived for the rest of his life. This is one of about 50 views of the streets of Montmartre that he painted. While Lépine's choice of subject and even the composition are close to paintings by Boudin, unlike Boudin, he chose to paint in the studio, working slowly from drawings and oil sketches done outside from nature.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum


Date

c.1876–1880

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 32.1 x W 23.7 cm

Accession number

2401

Acquisition method

bequeathed by William McInnes, 1944

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

signed/dated


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