Anders Zorn (1860-1920) was a Swedish painter, etcher and sculptor. He had the chance of being quite successful already during his lifetime. He travelled a lot, visited the US several times and even made official and unofficial portraits of some presidents, Cleveland, Taft and Th. Roosevelt.
He was a great portraitist and obviously made a fortune in painting royalty, presidents, nobility and members of the “high society”. But he also portrayed himself, his wife Emma, family members, friends, artists … and a lot from his native “Dalecarlia” in Sweden, including a lot of nudes.
Zorn made some 289 etchings. Often we can see “duplicates” – a painting and an etching of the same motif.
Still travelling a lot and frequently returning to Sweden, he had a fixed address in Paris 1889-1896. His address was on Boulevard de Clichy, more or less in front of the “Moulin Rouge”. (I included a picture of the “Moulin Rouge” around 1890.)
He had some immediate success, was awarded the French Legion of Honour in 1889 – at the age of 29, was asked to paint his self-portrait for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence (the one from 1889 above) …
During his Paris time he hardly produced any street views. There are some paintings and etchings of a Paris "Omiibus" and of a Montmartre prostitute in red – “Night Effect”.
But he made a number of portraits – paintings and etchings – of some of the local celebrities like Paul Verlaine, Auguste Rodin (made later – 1906), Antonin Proust (journalist and politician, portrayed also by Manet, Rodin..), the actor Coquelin Cadet, the baritone singer Jean-Baptiste Faure (art collector who bought a large number of Manet paintings especially and it was probably in one of his homes that Zorn could meet Gounod, Maupassant, Degas, Monet…), Ernest Renan (philosopher, historian, writer), Anatole France (poet, journalist, novelist), Marcellin Berthelot (chemist and politician)…