Rehearsal of the Pasdeloup Orchestra at the Cirque d'Hiver  1880

by John Singer Sargent

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. Sargent, an ardent amateur musician, frequently attended Pasdeloup’s concerts and depict...
57.15 x 46.04 cm (22 1/2 x 18 1/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the MFA Boston

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