This composition is thinly and rapidly painted, possibly on the spot. Where the paper has been torn at the edges, a darker underlayer suggests a further composition below this one. It is attributed to Lépine, who was a pupil of Corot. The master's influence is evident in this sunlit scene.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1835 - 1892
Full title
A Gateway behind Trees
Date made
1870-92
Medium and support
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
Dimensions
32.7 x 21.6 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Presented by Victor Rienaecker through The Art Fund to the Tate Gallery, 1923; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
NG1361
Location in Gallery