Sunday at the Church of Saint-Philippe-du-Roule, Paris

Jean Béraud French

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One period critic nicknamed Béraud the "Man of the Crowds." True to his reputation, in this scene the artist depicts a flock of congregants bedecked in their Sunday best, decorously emerging from Mass. The church of Saint-Philippe-du-Roule and the surrounding street of rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré were known to attract Paris’s smart set. When Béraud exhibited this painting at the Salon of 1877, it garnered praise for being "completely Parisian and up-to-date."

Sunday at the Church of Saint-Philippe-du-Roule, Paris, Jean Béraud (French, St. Petersburg 1849–1936 Paris), Oil on canvas

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