This is a short collection of photographs taken around 1900 in Paris, set to music. This website gratefully acknowledges the permission to use this collection given by its creator Guillaume Edouard, of France. The viewer may better sense the wonder Ramsay must have felt arriving in what was considered the artistic and cultural centre of the world.
Ramsay painting Consolation in his studio at 312 Flinders St. Melbourne, at about 1900. This painting was inspired by the Keats’ poem Hyperion and it remained one of Ramsay’s most treasured yet irritating possessions.
51 Boulevard St Jacques. A photograph taken at the time Ramsay shared a studio in this street. Number 51was demolished in 1983. It was a typical artists’ ghetto and the studio he shared with MacDonald was one of many on the top floor of a
The Academie Colarossi was one of many art schools in Paris. It would seem that Ramsay enrolled there because it was close to his studio, the fees were cheap at 500 francs a year and models of all types were available.