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The Edge of the Woods

Artist:
Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña (French, Bordeaux 1808–1876 Menton)
Date:
1872
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
14 7/8 x 18 1/2 in. (37.8 x 47 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.819
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): N. Diaz. 72.
[LeRoy, Paris, until 1893; sold on October 6 for Fr 8,500 to Knoedler]; [Knoedler, New York, 1893–94; stock no. 7452; sold on August 23 for $2,700 to Davis]; Theodore M. Davis, Newport (from 1894); [Schaus, New York, until 1896; sold on February 28 for $8,000 to Altman]; Benjamin Altman, New York (1896–d. 1913)
New York. American Federation of the Arts. "A Landscape View of 19th Century France (circulating exhibition)," September 1, 1954–1957, no catalogue?

THIS WORK MAY NOT BE LENT, BY TERMS OF ITS ACQUISITION BY THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.

B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "Modern Paintings in the Altman Bequest." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 9 (December 1914), pp. 253–54, ill., calls it "A Clearing in the Forest of Fontainebleau".

Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, XIX Century. New York, 1966, p. 72, ill., call it a good example of Diaz's limited palette around 1872.

Pierre Miquel and Rolande Miquel. "Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint." Narcisse Diaz de la Peña (1807–1876). 2006, vol. 2, pp. 163, 556, no. 1060, ill.



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