Paul-Charles Chocarne Moreau
French 1855- 1931
Place de la Concorde
Oil on canvas, signed lower left
Image size: 19 x 25 inches (48.3 x 63.5 cm)
Original gilt swept frame
This painting depicts the Place de la Concorde one of the major public squares in Paris. A boy selling plaster busts cadges a light from the baker boy, while behind him three other children inspect the alluring pastries in his basket. In the background there are people casually going about their day, like the fashionable lady holding flowers with her dog trailing behind her. Chocarne-Moreau’s depiction of Parisian life shows the new motor vehicles taking over the role of the horse drawn carriages.