This painting of a storm, with its dramatic sky, bold brushwork and colour, is typical of Diaz's later work.

Diaz was an inspiration to younger French artists, including the Impressionists.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1807 - 1876
Full title
The Storm
Date made
1871
Medium and support
Oil on mahogany
Dimensions
61.3 x 76.6 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2632
Location in Gallery