This painting depicts a quiet rural scene. A river runs back into space from the foreground into the distance, flanked on either side by green trees along the banks. A twilight sky dominates with salmon and blue hues. Ducks or geese fly just above the trees at right.
Daubigny was a skilled "plein air" painter who created luminous and quiet views of the French countryside and showed regularly in the official juried Salon exhibitions in Paris. This rural river scene has the direct observation and freely applied paint typical of Barbizon paintings. Daubigny constructed a studio-boat from which he could paint views along the Seine and other waterways in France.
A elief of the baby Krishan being taken across the Jumna River on top of the head of his father. The father and baby are in the lower right corner of the frieze, with the image of a tail following them going diagonally behind.
The upper half of the picture is the sky, Corot's signature mark in the upper right corner. There are two trees with little foliage extending from the lower left corner up to the top of the image. To the right of those trees is the boat with a hunched figure sitting on the left side. A cow is on the other side of the boat, facing the right side of the image. There are trees with a lot of foliage in the center of the right half of the image just above the cow. There is grass all along the bottom edge of the image.
A pastoral scene with cows and a boatman sitting in his boat along the edge of the pond.
Gray obi with light blue wavy design that looks like a river with dark blue ripples. White flower petals float alongside the river, and so do five designs that appear to be hooded cloaks or pieces of cloth.
This small watercolor represents a view of a city on the banks of a river. A bridge in the middle ground connects the city, whose buildings run to the water's edge. A woman wearing a bright white shirt with a blue dress and a brilliant red scarf stands in the foreground. A boat covered by a red-and-white striped canopy, poled by a man in the bow, approaches the near shore.
Samuel Prout created this small watercolor of the Italian city of Rimini on the Adriatic coast from drawings made during one of his tours of Italy in the 1820s. The scene offers a picturesque view of the city from the banks of the Marecchia River and includes one of the city's most famous monuments, the Tiberius Bridge, named after the Roman emperor who completed it in 21 C.E. Prout's view of Rimini was also reproduced as a steel engraving, which was published as an illustration in "The Landscape Annual for 1831: The Tourist in Italy," written by Thomas Roscoe.
An abstracted sketch drawing of a group of soldiers crossing a stream. The figures are rough outlines done in black with blue ink accents. Some soldiers are on horseback and brandishing swords, possibly as a sign to enemies on the other bank. Other soliders help one another cross the water on foot.
Painting depicts a solitary male figure standing along the shore. The thin layers of paint evoke a misty, overcast day with the figure standing perhaps on a tidal flat.
Whistler accompanied the Realist painter Gustave Courbet in a late summer painting campaign along the Normandy coast, in the resort town of Trouville. Although Whistler had embraced the tenets of Realism early in his career, by 1865 he had begun to evolve his own painting style that departed from the vigorous brushwork and heavy impasto of Courbet's example. This work, painted in the older artist's company, exhibits Whistler's characteristic thin veils of paint that evoke the atmosphere along the coastline rather than minutely describe it. The presence of the man implies no narrative story but is a precisely placed accent within the composition. Whistler's credo of "art for art's sake" has already shaped how he portrays a cloudy day at a summer retreat.