French Painter (Antoine-Félix Boisselier?), ca. 1825
Oil on paper, laid down on canvas
16 x 13 7/8 in. (40.6 x 35.2 cm)
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
Not on view
[Galerie Chantal Kiener, Paris]; Eugene V. Thaw, New York (until 2009)
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 104, no. 9, ill. (color), calls it "The Gorges at Amalfi" and dates it about 1811.
This is one among many nineteenth-century French images of the gorges at Amalfi in Italy. A similar view was included in an auction at Tajan, Paris, on December 14, 1998, no. 124, as Attributed to Antoine-Félix (Boisselier le Jeune) Boisselier, under the title "Paysage de montagne dans la campagne italienne avec une cascade."