In this image, a nursemaid and her charges sit in the dappled sunlight of the gardens bordering the Champs-Élysées, watching the passing parade of carriages and pedestrians along Paris’s most famous thoroughfare.
Neo-Impressionist prints are quite rare, and Cross produced only two in his career. Here he applied a stippled technique and contrasted cool blues and greens with the sunlit zones of the landscape.
Both of Cross’s prints exhibited here were commissioned for portfolios of original prints by leading contemporary artists. On the Champs-Élysées was published in Berlin by the art review Pan for its large international readership.
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