Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910) Art-Students and Copyists in the Louvre Gallery, Paris, 1868 Wood engraving Mrs. F.F. Prentiss Fund, 1955.2
The woman artist was not stigmatized in the same way that the woman writer was. Women art students, like their male counterparts, flocked to Paris to copy master works in the Louvre. This print appeared in Harper’s Weekly shortly after Winslow Homer returned from a trip to France. Women art students are depicted copying Delacroix’s monumental romantic painting, The Death of Sardanapalus.