The Wallace Collection

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Crossing the Ford
  • Hippolyte Bellangé (1800 - 1866)
  • Crossing the Ford
  • France
  • c. 1837
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 53.5 x 64.3 cm
    Object size: 84 x 95 x 12 cm
  • Signature: 'hte. Bellangé.'
  • P581
  • West Gallery III
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Probably exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1837. The soldiers are grenadiers de la ligne and the woman is identifiable by her pans and water barrel as a cantinière (canteen woman). The composition recalls seventeenth-century Dutch scenes of people and animals crossing rivers.