The Jardin des Tuileries is close to Place Vendome and Rue Cas- tiglione, away is the Place de la Concorde. These elongated garden along the Seine has been constructed in 1553 in the Italian style. Long paths, bordered by trees and shrubs, benches everywhere to sit, wooden homes to buy a snack. A round pond where children float their sailboat. During their break, run the mini-midi (working in sweatshops in the area) to the Tuileries there to read their newspaper. Or take a breather, with beside him a hatbox or a bundle of fabric.
With colorful accents and a few strokes of paint gives Isaac Israels that here walk midi ettes, they sit on a bench. The Dutch impressionist at its best in this miniature Paris under the foliage.
Isaac Israels gave this painting to his friend, the French artist Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923). Steinlen was with his cousin, the painter Marguerite Steinlen,
in 1914 in London. His work has been shown in Leicester Gallery. In 1955 brings Colette Steinlen, daughter of the painter's work at auction Mak of Waay in Amsterdam. Since it is sold to the current owner.