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Landscape

Artist:
Carle (Antoine Charles Horace) Vernet (French, Bordeaux 1758–1836 Paris)
Medium:
Oil on paper, laid down on canvas
Dimensions:
8 x 10 1/2 in. (20.3 x 26.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.400.120
Not on view
Inscription: Initialled (lower right): C. V.
[Artemis Fine Arts, Ltd., London]; Eugene V. Thaw, New York (until 2009)
New York. Pierpont Morgan Library. "The Thaw Collection: Master Drawings and Oil Sketches, Acquisitions Since 1994," September 27, 2002–January 19, 2003, no. 76.

Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. "The Romantic Prospect: Plein Air Painters, 1780–1850," June 22–August 15, 2004, no. 17.

Sydney. Art Gallery of New South Wales. "Plein-air Painting in Europe, 1780–1850," September 4–October 31, 2004, no. 17.

Melbourne. National Gallery of Victoria. "Plein-air Painting in Europe, 1780–1850," November 19, 2004–January 16, 2005, no. 17.

New York. Morgan Library & Museum. "Exploring France: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection," January 13–November 15, 2015, no catalogue.

William M. Griswold in The Thaw Collection: Master Drawings and Oil Sketches, Acquisitions Since 1994. Exh. cat., Pierpont Morgan Library. New York, 2002, pp. 168–69, no. 76, ill. (color), states it appears to be the only known pure landscape by the artist, known more for his images of horses and Parisians under the Directoire; notes that it bears his monogram; suggests that his collaboration with Jean-Joseph-Xavier Bidauld may have prompted Vernet to experiment with painting oudoors in oil on paper.

Charlotte Gere in Plein-Air Painting in Europe, 1780–1850. Exh. cat., Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. Shizuoka, 2004, pp. 56–57, no. 17, ill. (color), notes the irony that the son of plein-air oil sketch theorist Joseph Vernet should have produced only one such study; remarks upon the dark color scheme and that it might be a reflection of the Anglomania rampant among French artists during the first quarter of the nineteenth century.

Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 148, no. 140, ill. (color), calls it "Landscape".



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