A Meadow Bordered by Trees

Théodore Rousseau French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 802

Rousseau undertook frequent sketching expeditions in the French provinces. In 1844, along with fellow landscapist Jules Dupré (1811–1889), he visited the Landes region in the southwest, where he made works distinctive for their penetrating observation and careful execution. This canvas could have been painted later in the 1840s or in the 1850s. In the latter decade Rousseau excelled at arranging distant planes in parallel strips, a compositional device that he called "planimetric."

A Meadow Bordered by Trees, Théodore Rousseau (French, Paris 1812–1867 Barbizon), Oil on wood

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