Skip to main content
Adieu Paris ('The Customs')
Antonio Mancini
/

On his first visit to Paris in 1875 Mancini signed a contract to supply pictures to a leading dealer, Goupil & Cie. On a second visit to the French capital in 1877, cut short by a mental breakdown – he never returned – Mancini delivered five paintings to Goupil, including this work. It shows an elegant if wistful young woman, surrounded by trunks and the paraphernalia of travel, who is preparing to leave Paris. Customs agents may soon arrive to inspect her belongings. It represented a change in direction for the artist, a richly detailed scene from contemporary Paris life popular with sophisticated French and foreign collectors, but unlike the more evocative depictions of Italian waifs and urchins on which Mancini was building his reputation. The Irish-born collector Hugh Lane, a Mancini enthusiast, acquired it for the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art he founded in Dublin early in the twentieth century

Key facts
Artist Antonio Mancini
Artist dates 1852 - 1930
Full title Adieu Paris ('The Customs')
Date made 1877
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 73.7 x 59.1 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number NG3255
Location in Gallery Not on display
On loan to Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Download image
Download low-resolution image

Download an 800px wide, 72dpi copy of this image.

License this image

License and download a high resolution image for reproductions up to A3 size from the National Gallery Picture Library.

License image
Download low resolution image

This image is licensed for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons agreement.

Examples of non-commercial use are:

  • Research, private study, or for internal circulation within an educational organisation (such as a school, college or university)
  • Non-profit publications, personal websites, blogs, and social media

The image file is 800 pixels on the longest side.

As a charity, we depend upon the generosity of individuals to ensure the collection continues to engage and inspire. Help keep us free by making a donation today.

Yes, I'd like to donate
Or
Download low resolution image

You must agree to the Creative Commons terms and conditions to download this image.

Creative Commons Logo