Sunrise

This painting is a companion piece to the artist's 'Sunset'. Both Cézanne and Van Gogh were admirers of Monticelli's use of thickly applied paint or 'impasto', and the directional brushstrokes in his later work. The sun can be seen rising in the centre of the picture.

This landscape was probably painted in the last year of the artist's life.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1824 - 1886
Full title
Sunrise
Date made
about 1882-4
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
27.9 x 41.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Presented as part of the 'Harry Wearne Collection of Twelve Paintings by Monticelli' to the Tate Gallery, 1939; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
NG5007
Location in Gallery