Migrations, room guide, Dialogues between Britain, France and America

John Singer Sargent, ‘Mrs Carl Meyer and her Children’ 1896
John Singer Sargent
Mrs Carl Meyer and her Children 1896

Many 19th-century British and American artists studied in Paris before establishing themselves in London, where economic and social stability offered greater opportunities for patronage. French artists settled here both for economic reasons and to escape the Franco-Prussian war of 1870–1 and its political aftermath.