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Scene in the forest of Fontainebleau; three female figures wearing sun hats lounging on a wooded bank by a stream
Black with some coloured chalks on light brown paper
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Height: 375 millimetres
Width: 275 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The inscription could refer to the village of Le Mesnil-Aubry in the Val d'Oise, a few miles north-west of Paris.
The artist was a pupil of Delaroche and Corot who specialised in landscape. He often depicted the environs of Paris but he also drew in Normandy, Holland and Rome, and produced lithographs. In 1869 he was struck blind by an illness.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1996, BM, French Drawings from the BM, (no cat.)
- Acquisition date
- 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.
- Prints and Drawings
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