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Wooded landscape near Rome with a man reading. 1838
Pen and black ink, watercolour and bodycolour, on grey-buff paper
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Height: 404 millimetres
Width: 329 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Label text (added 2003): A pupil of Cogniet and F.-E. Picot, Benouville exhibited at the Salon from 1834, specialising in landscape. In 1843, he met Corot in Rome, a turning point in his development, and he remained in Italy for most of the rest of his career. Isolated from Paris, his work came to look conservative and he belongs to a third generation of classical landscape painters, his style lying between Valenciennes and Corot.
This watercolour belongs to Benouville's first journey to Italy. A later replica, dated 1857, was on the Paris art market in 1993 (see Kate de Rothschild-Didier Aaron, Master Drawings 1993, New York, Paris, London).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1991 Jan-April, BM, Recent Acquisitions (no cat.)
1996, BM, French Drawings from the BM, (no cat.)
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Not identifiable in the Spencer sale, 10.vi.1811.
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