Although this painting has traditionally been associated with Auvergne, where Rousseau spent several months in 1830, the vigorous brushwork have led many to believe it to have been painted in the 1840s. In 1844 Rousseau visited the south-west of France and this may be a view of the Pyrenees.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1812 - 1867
Full title
Sunset in the Auvergne
Date made
possibly 1844
Medium and support
Oil on mahogany (?) panel
Dimensions
20.5 x 23.9 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2635
Location in Gallery