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Crossing the Bridge
  • Jules Dupré (1811 - 1889)
  • Crossing the Bridge
  • France
  • 1838
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 48.4 x 64 cm
    Object size: 81 x 94.5 x 11.5 cm
  • Signature: 'Jules / Dupré / 1838'
  • P299
  • West Gallery III
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Possibly exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1839. Dupré was influenced by English and seventeenth-century Dutch painting early in his career. The subject of this painting reflects that influence, but the technique, with its bold colour and rich impasto, is particular to Dupré himself. A chalk drawing by Dupré with a similar composition, signed and dated 1839, is in the Stanford University Museum of Art, Palo Alto, California.