Art: English in Paris

So culturally self-sufficient are the French that important exhibitions of foreign art are rare in Paris. Rare in particular are shows of English art, toward which Parisians have a traditional, polite contempt. But by an interesting coincidence, the proposed visit of the King & Queen of England to Paris this June is being preceded by two unusually large and official shows of English painting. Last month Parisians fought a preliminary bout with their insularity at an exhibition of Caricatures et Mœurs Anglaises, 1750-1850 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. And last week...

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