The sun sets in the centre of the picture, behind the two trees. This is a companion piece to the artist's 'Sunrise'. Both works are typical of the artist's later style. Here the subject here is characteristic of Monticelli's Provençal landscapes.

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

Key facts

Artist dates
1824 - 1886
Full title
Date made
about 1882-4
Medium and support
Oil on wood
31.8 x 44.8 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented as part of the 'Harry Wearne Collection of Twelve Paintings by Monticelli' to the Tate Gallery, 1939; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
Location in Gallery