Georges Stein (1818–1890) was a French painter who specialized in poetic Parisian scenes imbued with nostalgia for a belle-epoque France. The window Stein provides into this earlier period of Parisian life offers the viewer a visual history of France and a personal connection to this provocative time.
In her works, Stein captures the theatre of this iconic city with its flower vendors, gentlemen, children with nannies, and grandes duchesses, amongst other characters. She merges these Parisians with well-known buildings, arrondissements, and places, thereby guiding the viewer through Paris in a series of intimate glimpses.