In the foreground a stag is resting, while a hind drinks from a pool in the left background. This painting was exhibited in 1863 with the title 'Amours de Cerfs' (Loves of Stags), but it had acquired its present title by 1873.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1819 - 1877
Full title
In the Forest
Date made
1859
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
80 x 99.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
NG3241
Location in Gallery