The urbane gentleman on the right is dressed as Edward dresses when he goes out for his walks. What I noticed first, though, were the two women prettily lifting their skirts to negotiate the streets—Baron Haussmann’s clean, clean streets and wide pavements, where a lady could walk in city shoes. Jeanette would have visited this very intersection of the Rue Scribe and Boulevard des Capucines on her way from her bank to the Académie Julian.
For a different version of this picture, click here. And for contrast, consider this outline for 1875!
Question: does anyone know whether dogs on the loose in Paris—like the little one in the middle distance—are only an artistic convention or were really in evidence?