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Cottage interior, Limousin; woman sewing at centre, children, dogs and a cockerel nearby, curtained bed behind, table with vegetables at left. 1835
Watercolour, strengthened with gum, touched with bodycolour
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Height: 244 millimetres
Width: 466 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Label text (added 2003): One of the leading artists of the Barbizon School, Dupré was particularly closely associated with Théodore Rousseau from 1833-48. In 1831, during a visit to the Berry region in central France, he made a series of drawings of peasant interiors from which he later produced more detailed paintings and watercolours. There are unique in his output, which otherwise consists of outdoor scenes, and they show the influence of 17th-century Dutch painting. This work was exhibited at the 1836 'Salon'.
See 'L'Artiste' , XI (1836), p.170 and 'Constable to Delacroix British Art and the French Romantics', exhibition catalogue, Tate, 2003, no.176, p.269.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995-6 Nov-Apr, BM, Recent Acquisitions (no cat.)
1996, BM, French Drawings from the BM, (no cat.)
2003 Feb-May, London, Tate Britain, 'Constable to Delacroix...'
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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.
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