Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña (French, Bordeaux 1808–1876 Menton)
Oil on wood
12 3/4 x 17 1/4 in. (32.4 x 43.8 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): N. Diaz. 73.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher, New York (until his d. 1917)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Mr. & Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection," March 4–?, 1918, no catalogue.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Landscape Paintings," May 14–September 30, 1934, no. 40 (as "A Clearing in the Forest").
Winnipeg Art Gallery. "French Pre-Impressionist Painters of the Nineteenth Century," April 10–May 9, 1954, no. 62 (as "A Clearing in the Forest").
Albany. New York State Museum. "French Painters of Nature; The Barbizon School: Landscapes from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 22–August 22, 2004, no catalogue.
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. 73, ill., call it an example of the artist's last style and note the influence of Rousseau.
Pierre Miquel and Rolande Miquel. "Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint." Narcisse Diaz de la Peña (1807–1876). 2006, vol. 2, pp. 138, 556, no. 905, ill., call it "Vue et chemin à travers les arbres".
Artist: Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña (French, Bordeaux 1808–1876 Menton)Date: 1820–76Medium: Black chalk on wove paper (probably torn from letterhead printed: Maison/ en chine &/ au japon./ M)Accession: 66.189.6On view in:Not on view