View from the Quai d'Orsay  1854

by Johan Jongkind

This view from the left bank of the Seine River encompasses the Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre, at left, and the Palais d'Orsay and Hôtel de Salm (Palais de la Légion d'Honneur), at right. Yet the prominence of the industrial barges and crane underscore the appeal of Paris’s working waterfront to Jongkind’s aesthetic sensibility. Jongkind first moved from Holland to Fran...
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