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Ravine at Sorrento

Claude Bonnefond (French, Lyons 1796–1860 Lyons)

Date:
1824
Medium:
Oil on paper, laid down on canvas
Dimensions:
10 5/8 x 14 3/8 in. (27 x 36.5 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:
2009.400.11
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Stamped (lower right): C. Bonnefond

  • Provenance

    presumably the artist, Lyons (until d. 1860); [Talabardon & Gautier, Paris, in 2002]; Eugene V. Thaw, New York (not before 2002–9)

  • Exhibition History

    Paris. Talabardon & Gautier. "Le paysage français de Valenciennes à Bonington," September 18–October 26, 2002, no. 16 (as "Vue prise dans les ravins de Sorrente).

  • References

    Bertrand Talabardon and Bertrand Gautier. Le paysage français de Valenciennes à Bonington. Exh. cat., Talabardon & Gautier. Paris, 2002, unpaginated, no. 16, ill. (color), date it to the artist's 1824 visit to Naples and its environs.

    Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. New York, 2011, p. 105, no. 11, ill. (color), calls it "Ravine at Sorrento" and dates it 1824.



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