The Wallace Collection

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On the Seine near Mantes
  • Richard Parkes Bonington (1802 - 1828)
  • On the Seine near Mantes
  • c. 1823-4
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 31.3 x 46 cm
    Object size: 51 x 65 x 11.5 cm
  • P339
  • West Gallery II
Commentary
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Further Reading
  • Mantes is in the department of Seine-et-Oise, twenty-eight miles north-west of Paris. This is an evening scene looking west along the river. In the distance can be seen the twin towers of the Collégiale Notre-Dame and the fourteenth-century tower of Saint-Maclou. Bonington’s friend Charles Rivet, with whom he visited northern Italy in 1826, owned a château near Mantes which Bonington visited frequently. The basic composition is characteristic of numerous English oils and watercolours in the picturesque tradition.