A Valley

Rousseau is best known as a still life painter, but his earliest submissions to the Salon were all landscapes. This picture was probabaly based on direct observation of an actual landscape, but the site has not been identified.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1816 - 1887
Full title
A Valley
Date made
about 1860
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
81 x 99.7 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Presented by Francis Howard to the Tate Gallery, 1936; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
NG4849
Location in Gallery