Bastille Day – The Rooftops of Montmartre
by Jules Eugene Pages


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  • Country of origin: United States

  • Medium: Oil on canvas

  • Signed: Signed lower right and titled verso

  • Dated: c. 1920

  • Condition: Very good original condition

  • Size: 22.00" x 18.00" (55.9cm x 45.7cm)

  • Framed Size: 29.00" x 25.00" (73.7cm x 63.5cm)

  • Provenance: Private french collection

  • Literature: A superb example of the work of the American impressionist painter Jules Eugene Pages. This view was painted from the rooftops of Montmartre and overlooks the city of Paris on Bastille Day. Fireworks light up the sky whilst the light of the streets illuminates the buildings.

Artwork Biography

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Jules Eugène Pagès was born in San Francisco and died in Paris. He was a pupil in Paris of Constant, Lefebvre and Robert-Fleury, was appointed as a professor at the Académie Julian in 1902. He was awarded an honourable mention in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1895, a third-class medal in 1899, and a second-class medal in 1905. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1910. He exhibited widely in the United States especially in his hometown of San Francisco and often painted there.

Museum and Gallery Holdings

Paris (MAM)
San Francisco (California Palace of the Legion of Honor): Gossip Brittany (etching and aquatint)
San Francisco (De Young Mus.): Versailles (oil on canvas)