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Bergues: Market Day
  • After Richard Parkes Bonington (1802 - 1828)
  • Bergues: Market Day
  • France
  • c. 1830
  • Painting
  • Oil on millboard
  • Image size: 35.2 x 25.2 cm
    Frame size: 57 x 46 x 8 cm
  • P319
  • Reserve Gallery
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • This was probably painted by an early nineteenth-century follower of Bonington, deriving the composition from Bonington's lithograph 'Bergues, Jour du Marché', which was published in 1824 in 'Restes et Fragmens' [sic], a series of ten views of medieval architecture in northern France. Bergues, in Picardy, is five miles south of Dunkirk. Its sixteenth-century belfry seen here in the mid-distance was destroyed in 1944. Bonington's works were copied and imitated by many artists even during his short lifetime.