A digital image of Eyre Crowe’s 1855 sketch Delivery Entrance of Palais des Beaux Arts at the Exposition Universelle of 1855, owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has been made available on the Museum’s website. The sketch shows a busy scene as porters bring in works of art to be displayed at the Paris exhibition.
There are just over two weeks to go before the Delaroche exhibition closes at the National Gallery. Eyre Crowe studied at Paul Delaroche’s studio in Paris between 1839 and 1843, and accompanied him to Rome in the autumn of 1843. Unfortunately the exhibition doesn’t include any of Eyre Crowe’s work, but is worth seeing anyway!