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Ball at the Tuileries

Artist: CARPEAUX Jean-Baptiste (1827-1875)

Date: 1867

Technique: Oil on canvas

Place:Compiègne, Musée du Second Empire

Subjects: Eugénie (Empress) (1826-1920), Tuileries (Palace of), Universal exhibitions

Key words: Fête, sovreigns, study

Credits: Fondation Napoléon/K.Huguenaud


Carpeaux is supposed to have painted here the empress Eugénie making her entrance at a ball in the Tuileries palace on the arm of Czar Alexander I who had been invited to the Universal exhibition of 1867.

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