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Photograph of Plaza de toros, Levy, Fondo Siglo XIX Spanish Sketchbook, Thomas Eakins Street Scene in Seville, Thomas Eakins
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After his brief stay in Madrid, Eakins journeyed south to Seville, where he painted outdoors for almost six months.  
Painting outdoors for the first time was very difficult. The studios in Paris are sky-lit with northern light. So you get this lovely, silvery-gray light that's very steady throughout the day. When you suddenly go outdoors in the south in the Mediterranean the light's very strong, it's changing quickly, and Eakins had a terrible time. KATHLEEN A. FOSTER, Ph.D.
Curator, Indiana University Art Museum
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