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Theater Box, the Day of the Free Performance

Louis Léopold Boilly (1761-1845), Versailles, musée Lambinet19th Century

Rmn-Grand Palais

Rmn-Grand Palais

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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