Isidore Pils (French, Paris 1813/15–1875 Douarnenez)
Oil paint on paper, mounted on canvas
11 5/8 x 27 in. (29.5 x 68.9 cm)
Purchase, Karen B. Cohen Gift, 1989
Not on view
This painting is a study for the decoration of the grand staircase in the Paris Opéra.
Signature: Signed lower left: 'I.PILS'
Vendor: Sandorval and Co., Inc.
Les peintures de l'Opéra de Paris, de Baudry à Chagall. Paris, 1980, p. 185.
Jacob Bean "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1988 - June 30, 1989. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 119, New York, 1989, p. 24.
Artist: Isidore Pils (French, Paris 1813/15–1875 Douarnenez)Date: 19th centuryMedium: Black chalk, stumped, heightened with white gouache, on gray paper (recto); black chalk (verso)Accession: 1989.122.4On view in:Not on view
Artist: Isidore Pils (French, Paris 1813/15–1875 Douarnenez)Date: 19th centuryMedium: a, b. Black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on tracing paper; c. graphiteAccession: 1989.122.6a, b, cOn view in:Not on view