LOIR, Luigi
(b. 1845, Gorritz, d. 1916, Paris)

The Louvre from the Jardin des Tuileries

c. 1880
Oil on canvas, 51 x 73 cm
Private collection

After 1870 Loir concentrated exclusively on painting views of Paris. In these works, Loir caught and expressed the many faces of Paris at all hours of the day. These displayed Loir's exceptional powers of observation and craftsmanship and it is with these that he ultimately made his reputation.