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  • Village Landscape

    Artist:
    Dupré, Jules. 1811-1889
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    35x54 cm

Dupré, Jules. 1811-1889

Village Landscape

France, Between 1840 and 1844

Dupré was a leading figure in the Barbizon School, which took its name from the village of Barbizon, not far from Paris. A painter, engraver and draughtsman, in his landscapes he was much influenced by 17th-century Dutch artists and the English painter John Constable. From 1831 to the end of his life, Dupré exhibited his works at the annual Paris Salons. This canvas dates from the peak of his career, the 1840s and 1850s. He captures the sense of disturbance in the atmosphere as a storm approaches. The sky is filled with heavy clouds and a peasant in a cart hurries to bring in the bulls moving along the track. Dupré made use of thick, impasto texture, a dynamic manner of painting and colouring dominated by golden-browns and olive-greens.

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Village Landscape

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oil

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35x54 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1937; handed over by the Antikvariat All-Union Association

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ГЭ-8155

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