The Music Room  1878

by Mihály Munkácsy

In 1874, two years after he settled in Paris, Munkácsy married the titled widow of a French general. The room depicted in this painting was in their richly decorated apartment on the Avenue de Villiers. Here musical gatherings were held, and occasionally fellow Hungarian Franz Liszt performed. Munkácsy's Parisian residence, a meeting place for fashionable society, was the ...
35 x 46 in. (88.9 x 116.8 cm)
Oil on wood
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art