The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Fording a River
  • Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps (1803 - 1860)
  • Fording a River
  • France
  • 1845
  • Painting
  • Watercolour and bodycolour with some gum varnish on paper
  • Image size: 49.7 x 84.8 cm
    Frame size: 60 x 95 x 6 cm
  • Signature: 'DECAMPS / 45'
  • P706
  • Reserve Gallery
Further Reading
  • The figures have been identified in previous Wallace Collection catalogues as Arabs, but their costume is closer to that of the Turks. As identification remains problematic, a neutral title has been given here. Pastel was frequently employed by Decamps as a medium.