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Like Manet, Degas and the Impressionists, Ribot often painted scenes of contemporary life. But rather than views of sun-filled landscapes or busy Parisian streets he worked indoors and preferred to paint the human figure. This scene of busy cooks at work is a subject he loved and often painted. But instead of painting a portrait of one of the famous chefs of the day, he chose, as here, to depict a range of young workers busy at a whole variety of tasks.
oil on canvas
H 74.3 x W 61.6 cm
gift from Sir William and Lady Burrell to the City of Glasgow, 1944