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A River Scene
  • Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714 - 1789)
  • A River Scene
  • France
  • c.1781
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 63.8 x 96.5 cm
    Frame size: 92.2 x 124.1 x 13 cm
  • Signature: 'J. Vernet'
  • P480
  • Reserve Gallery
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Typical of Vernet’s scenes of calm, much of the picture’s interest resides in the skilful way in which the artist depicts the hazy effects of morning sunshine, recalling similar views by Claude (q.v.). The loose handling suggests a late date, c.1781.