Beautiful Chalk Drawing on a Parisian Sidewalk

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This is François Pelletier, bringing beauty to an ordinary sidewalk in Paris. Now to the question puzzling art bloggers: what image is Pelletier reproducing?

Link (warning auto-sound) -via Colossal

UPDATE 2/19/13: An earlier version of this post misattributed the image to José Horacio Rosales-Cueva, a different artist.


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That's interesting, because out of curiosity I trimmed the image down and straightened it out and submitted it to Google image search and I got:

Best guess for this image: la treille
Search Results:

La Treille - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Treille

La Treille is a quartier on the outskirts of the 11th arrondissement of Marseille, in the Department of Bouches-du-Rhône, France. It has approximately 900 ...

Pierre André Latreille - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_André_Latreille
Pierre André Latreille (November 29, 1762 – February 6, 1833) was a French zoologist, specialising in arthropods. Having trained as a Roman Catholic priest ...
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I got no mention of Bouguereau or the particular painting. Didn't know what to make of that result so I assumed it was wrong.
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