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Rehearsal of the Pasdeloup Orchestra at the Cirque d'Hiver

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Jules Etienne Pasdeloup (1819–1887) conducted an orchestra in Paris for nearly three decades in the latter half of the nineteenth century and was a champion of controversial modern composers. He rehearsed his orchestra at the Cirque d’Hiver, an ornate Second Empire indoor amphitheater....

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Inscription

Lower right: rehearsal at the Cirque/d'Hiver/John S. Sargent

Provenance

By 1883, Henry Bacon (1839-1912), London; 1912, by descent to his widow, Lee Bacon; with Doll and Richards Galleries, Boston; 1922, sold to the MFA for $10,500. (Accession Date: May 18, 1922)

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

about 1879–80

Dimensions

57.15 x 46.04 cm (22 1/2 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.598

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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