Rehearsal of the Pasdeloup Orchestra (Cirque d'Hiver) (1876) by John Singer Sargent is a vintage Victorian fine art painting featuring conductor Jules Etienne Pasdeloup practicing with his orchestra in Paris, France. The band is playing music with woodwind and stringed instruments. About the artist: John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was the most successful portrait painter of his era. He was an avid traveler, each destination offered pictorial stimulation and treasure. Sargent is usually not thought of as an Impressionism painter, but he sometimes used impressionistic techniques to great effect with his own version of the impressionist style.