Marie Victoire Lemoine (French, 1754–1820). The Interior of an Atelier of a Woman Painter, 1796. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Thorneycroft Ryle, 1957 (57.103) | The most important exhibitions in eighteenth-century Paris were the Salons, in general held every other year, and open only to artists associated with the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. #paris
The Housemaid (1910). William McGregor Paxton (1869-1941). Oil on canvas. Paxton and other Boston School artists shared an interest in the 17th century painter Jan Vermeer. The maid's trance-like state, the painting's strong lighting, and the precisely painted still life on the game table all recall the work of the Dutch artist.
Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755–1842). Self-Portrait, 1789. Pastel on paper, 19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (50 x 40 cm). Inscribed (on the backing): 28. novbre 1816 / Légué par Mr Menageot / à Mme Nigris— / Ce dessin représente Mme Le Brun / il est fait par elle-même. Private collection