Theater Box, the Day of the Free Performance

Louis-Léopold Boilly19th Century

Rmn-Grand Palais

Rmn-Grand Palais
Paris, France, France

Illustrating Parisian life during Louis-Philippe's reign, this painting shows a crowd crammed into a theater box. The personalities of each person are portrayed through their various facial expressions. This is the counterpart to another painting, L'effet du mélodrame (The Effect of Melodrama).


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