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Painting Title Landscape with Trees and a Rocky Stream
Collection York Art Gallery
Artist Attributed to French School
Date Earliest about 1840
Date Latest possibly about 1860
Description A wooded landscape, painted in a very sketchy manner, with small figures of woman and a child. The figures seem to be shown in a hurry, a woman is moving forward while the child is turning back; although no details are visible, there is an impression that the figures are running away from something. The depiction of a woman with a child wandering in the wildness might be an illustration of a Biblical story of Ismael and Hagar; they were sometimes depicted as walking through the woods, and some of the depictions do not include the angel that they eventually met. In this case though it may be just a landscape with figures.
Current Accession Number YORAG : 595
Subject landscape; figure
Measurements 17.8 x 29.0 cm
Material oil on millboard
Acquisition Details Unknown.
Publications York Art Gallery Catalogue - Catalogue of Paintings, Vol. III: English and European 19th and 20th centuries, The Reserve Collection, City of York Art Gallery, York, 1974, p. 120; Oil Paintings in Public Ownership. North Yorkshire, London, 2006, p. 347
Notes The sketchy way of painting, with visible brush strokes and impastoed surface, suggests that the author was inspired by the French Barbizon School, perhaps especially by the art of Diaz de la Pena.
Rights Owner York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)
Author Dr Magdalena Łanuszka



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