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Giovanni Boldini
Italian, 1842–1931
Crossing the Street
Oil on panel
Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1925

  "It is a simply beautiful picture, focusing on a gorgeous young woman dressed in blue, the dominating color of the picture. It is full of interest, whimsy, character, intrigue, and unanswered questions, which is why I adore it. . . . The young woman is crossing the busy Paris street, coming toward us. She holds a stunning pink bouquet in one hand and lifts her skirts from the road with the other. A little dog with a collar walks near her. Is it hers? . . . Driving by in a carriage, a "Gable"-esque looking man ogles the young woman. . . . Gorgeous young beauty is crossing the street, her feet are coming toward us. But her upper body and face are slightly turned toward the carriage and the roué. She's aware of him; her face has a quizzical look. Is there a future story here?"

Deborah Mitrani
Ancramdale, New York
Member since 1984


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