Michel worked mainly in the outskirts of Paris. This painting probably dates from after 1830 when he began to adopt a bold and vigorous approach to landscape painting which was based on his studies in the open air.

Key facts

Artist dates
1763 - 1843
Full title
Stormy Landscape with Ruins on a Plain
Date made
after 1830
Medium and support
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
55.7 x 81 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by T.W. Bacon through The Art Fund, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery