The Forest of Fontainebleau

This is one of a number of pictures by Barye of the Forest of Fontainebleau, possibly showing the rocks at the Gorges d'Apremont.

Barye was a member of the group of landscape painters working in this area known as the Barbizon school. He is best known for his sculptures of exotic animals.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1796 - 1875
Full title
The Forest of Fontainebleau
Date made
1820-75
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
29.8 x 38.1 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
NG3233
Location in Gallery