A River with Fishermen

The authenticity of the painting and of its signature and date has been confirmed by cleaning. Like most of Vernet's landscapes this scene is doubtless imaginary. It is among the last pictures he painted during his long stay in Rome. The building in the background recalls one of that city's most celebrated buildings, the Pantheon.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1714 - 1789
Full title
A River with Fishermen
Date made
1751
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
59.1 x 74.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by John Henderson, 1879
Inventory number
NG1057
Location in Gallery