Women of Paris: The Circus Lover  1885

by James Tissot

This work belongs to a series called La Femme à Paris (Women of Paris), eighteen large paintings that depict women of different social classes encountered as if by chance at various occupations and amusements. Here, the woman engages the viewer as a participant in the action by her direct glance out of the picture. The event is a “high-life circus,” in which the amateur pe...
147.3 x 101.6 cm (58 x 40 in.)
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the MFA Boston

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