Fountain in a Park

A number of figures, on horseback and on foot, are seen beside a fountain. This painting is possibly a companion piece to the artist's 'Meeting Place of the Hunt'. These imagined figure scenes were a favourite subject for Monticelli throughout his career. In his later years subject matter became subordinated to his colourful, thickly painted style.

Key facts

Artist dates
1824 - 1886
Full title
Fountain in a Park
Date made
about 1875-80
Medium and support
Oil on wood, probably mahogany
19.1 x 47 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented as part of the 'Harry Wearne Collection of Twelve Paintings by Monticelli' to the Tate Gallery, 1939; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Gallant Scenes

Adolphe Monticelli
about 1875-80
Adolphe Monticelli: 'Meeting Place of the Hunt'