NITTIS, Giuseppe de
(b. 1846, Barletta, d. 1884, Saint-Germain-en-Laye)

The Place des Pyramides in Paris

Oil on canvas, 92 x 74 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

De Nittis, who briefly worked with the Impressionists in 1874 and may have been inspired by Degas to work in pastel in 1877, painted the most distinctive scenes capturing life in the boulevards and squares. His work was in great demand.

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