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Windy Day, Place de la Concorde

A fashionably dressed woman carries a purple hatbox across a Paris square, the pavement wet with rain. She clutches her hat to avoid the fate of the man behind her, whose hat has been blown from his head by a gust of wind. Béraud designed a horse-drawn studio to shield him from the elements so he could capture such detailed, playful scenes of contemporary Parisian life.

Credit: Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark before 1955

c. 1890
Oil on panel
22.1 x 14.8in
Image and text © The Clark Art Institute, 2023

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The Clark
Permanent collection