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Landscape with Timber Waggon
  • Richard Parkes Bonington (1802 - 1828)
  • Landscape with Timber Waggon
  • France
  • c. 1825
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 50.5 x 68.7 cm
    Object size: 77 x 94.5 x 9 cm
  • P362
  • West Gallery II
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Perhaps painted shortly after Bonington’s return to France from London in August 1825. It is very reminiscent of the paintings of John Constable and, in the feathery trees, of Turner. Like Bonington, Constable was awarded a gold medal at the Paris Salon of 1824 (where 'The Hay Wain' (London, National Gallery) was exhibited), and Bonington is recorded as speaking ‘ceaselessly’ of Turner. Bonington seems to have been particularly attracted to tranquil, broadly brushed river scenes, frequently set like this painting at evening time, in the months between his visit to London and his departure for Italy in April 1826.