A Village in a Valley

Théodore Rousseau French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 802

Rousseau was not yet twenty years old when he painted this study from nature during one of his many expeditions into the countryside around Paris in the late 1820s. It is probably the painting described as a view of the plain of Saint-Ouen from the hill of Batignolles, with the forest of Montmorency in the distance, that was included in the 1867 retrospective of his work.

A Village in a Valley, Théodore Rousseau (French, Paris 1812–1867 Barbizon), Oil on paper, mounted on canvas

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