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Landscape at Fontainebleau with figures; a line of trees with rocky hills behind, a rider on the path at centre. 1861
Black chalk, with coloured chalks, heightened with white, on blue-green paper
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Height: 458 millimetres
Width: 603 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Label text (added 2003): Like the watercolour "Interior of a farmhouse" of 1835 also in the British Museum (1918.104.22.168), this drawing was inspired by Dupré's visits to the Berry region in France, but was executed some thirty years later. From 1850 he settled at l'Isle-Adam, but was a regular visitor to the region. Fontgombault is a village on the Creuse, now in the Indre department, chiefly known for its eleventh-century abbey.
This region of central France was a major source of inspiration to Dupré. It was there in the 1830s that he associated with other young landscapes painters, including Louis Cabat, Constant Troyon and Théodore Rousseau.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995-6 Nov-Apr, 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.
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