Malakoff Houses – Paris

The MNSR presents as its piece of the month for April the painting Casas de Malakoff – Paris painted by Dordio Gomes in 1923. Malakoff is a town on the outskirts of Paris, named after the victory of the French in one of the battles of the Crimean War. The place attracted numerous artists, as a place of residence and as a theme.

This section of Malakoff’s houses would also be represented by Dordio Gomes in an engraving and in a self-portrait made a year later, reinforcing the importance that he himself attributed to the work.