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The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785–1850

The Path to Nature: French Painting in the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785-1850

Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:00–4:30 p.m.

Discover how French artists lured to Italy by its unique combination of landscape, history, and living culture painted directly from nature nearly a century before Impressionism.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785–1850.

Above: Simon Denis (Flemish, 1755–1813). View on the Quirinal Hill, Rome (detail), 1800. Oil on paper, laid down on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Whitney Collection, Promised Gift of Wheelock Whitney III, and Purchase, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McVeigh, by exchange, 2003 (2003.42.20)

Free with Museum admission

Honoré Daumier  (French, 1808–1879) | A Theater Audience (detail), 19th century | 1972.118.203

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