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View of Saleve, near Geneva

A work made of oil on paper, mounted to canvas.
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  • A work made of oil on paper, mounted to canvas.

Date:

1834

Artist:

Théodore Rousseau
French, 1812–1867

About this artwork

An ardent explorer of the remotest corners of France, Théodore Rousseau painted View of Salève, near Geneva during a three-month stay in the mountainous Jura region. Although his larger canvases were consistently excluded from the official Parisian art show known as the Salon, his smaller panoramic oil sketches found mainstream admirers. With a few deft strokes, Rousseau conveyed steep, rocky outcroppings; plains dotted with shrubs; and the luminosity of moisture-laden clouds and sky.

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Currently Off View

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Théodore Rousseau

Title

View of Saleve, near Geneva

Date

1834

Medium

Oil on paper, mounted to canvas

Dimensions

39 × 62 cm (15 3/8 × 24 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior gift of Henry Morgen, Ann G. Morgen, Meyer Wasser, and Ruth G. Wasser

Reference Number

2008.399

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