A Cliff Face

about 1850-5, Arnold Böcklin

The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission

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The location of the rock face shown here is not known, and the sketch does not seem to have been made in preparation for any of the artist's finished paintings. The pitted face of the rock is closely observed, as is the greenery that clings to it here and there.

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