Posts Tagged ‘Passez Payez’

Boilly Pass and Pay

Boilly’s Passez Payez (Pass and Pay)

This is another Paris street scene by our friend Louis-Leopold Boilly. As always, the artist has much to tell us beyond the depiction of an everyday incident. This takes place in 1803, when the streets of Paris were still mostly unpaved. Any rain shower turned them into torrents of mud. But there the poorest of the […]