In Front of the Stock Exchange, No. 1

Jean-Louis Forainca. 1880

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Dixon Gallery and Gardens


  • Title: In Front of the Stock Exchange, No. 1
  • Creator: Jean-Louis Forain
  • Date: ca. 1880
  • Physical Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches
  • Description: A naturalist painter, Jean-Louis Forain liked to observe contemporary life. His interest in the hidden aspects of society extended from the theatrical to the financial world, intrigued by the interactions in the corridors of the Paris’ Stock Exchange. On these two small wooden panels, Forain sketched two financiers exchanging useful tips in a bold and confident style.
  • Provenance: Museum purchase with funds provided by Brenda and Lester Crain, Hyde Family Foundations, Irene and Joe Orgill and the Rose Family Foundation
  • Type: Oil paintings
  • Rights: Dixon Gallery and Gardens. For Terms and Conditions for use of this image please contact the Registrar at 901-761-5250.
  • Medium: Oil on panel