Artwork Information

  • Title:

    At the Louvre

  • Artist:

    Myers, Jerome

  • Artist Bio:

    American, 1867–1940

  • Date:

    about 1914

  • Medium:

    Ink, crayon, and gouache on paper

  • Dimensions:

    10 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Roland P. Murdock Collection

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

Jerome Myers from his book Artist in Manhattan:

“When I saw these two copyists at the Louvre, their attitudes symbolized the idealistic beginning and the pessimistic end of museum copying as a profession:  the enthusiastic ardor of the youth, to whom the Rembrandt will be another step on his path to glory; and slumping on his stool, the shopworn veteran, to whom the old masters, one and all, are merely his bread and butter.”