The Frankfurt landscape artist Louis Eysen also left some portraits. He was a member of the circle that gathered around Wilhelm Leibl; in 1869–70 he was in Paris with Leibl. For Eysen, Courbet’s landscape painting was a revelation, but as a portraitist it would seem that Degas was his main inspiration. In Edgar Degas’ portraits, sitters are also seen at extremely close quarters from a slightly raised viewpoint, and his portraits would appear to have been similarly cropped, with the sitter off-center as though this were pure chance. Yet the figure is firmly secured in her setting by the linear structure of the composition.