St-Vincent is in the valley of Le Falgoux which extends up to Puy Mary, one of the principal summits of the Cantal region in the Auvergne. The painting has been dated to 1830, when Rousseau travelled in the Auvergne. 

After the artist’s death the composition was extended with a narrow strip at the top.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1812 - 1867
Full title
The Valley of Saint-Vincent
Date made
1830
Medium and support
Oil on paper laid on canvas
Dimensions
18.2 x 32.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1918
Inventory number
NG3296
Location in Gallery