Henri Gervex - 1878
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Most famous work of Gervex. For the same reason than Manet's works, this painting created a scandal when exhibited in 1878 because it represents a nude prostitute, whereas only mythological nudes were accepted.
Owner/Location: Musée d'Orsay  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1878
Artist age:Approximately 26 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 175 cm (68.9 in.), Width: 220 cm (86.61 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member Irene on 27 June 2012.
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