Railroad Bridge over the Marne at Joinville

Armand Guillaumin French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 961

Armand Guillaumin may be less well known than his illustrious friends Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro, but he was indeed a talented landscape painter, especially in the 1870s. Guillaumin developed an interest in viaducts and bridges as an employee of the Paris-Orléans railway, and later, the Department of Roads and Bridges. This lyrically beautiful landscape was painted in the upper valley of the Marne in northeastern France, only a few miles from central Paris. The picture found its way to the celebrated collection of Dr. Paul Gachet, a recognition of much distinction for an artist of modest notoriety.

Railroad Bridge over the Marne at Joinville, Armand Guillaumin (French, Paris 1841–1927 Orly), Oil on canvas

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