In the Wings at the Opera House (1889). Jean-Georges Béraud (French, 1849-1935). Oil on canvas. Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris.
Renowned for his visual preservation of Paris’ decadent Belle Époque era, artist Jean-George Béraud captured the daily life of the bon vivant. Here, gentlemen of means appear to have free access to the dancers backstage.