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Charles Rémond, View in Italy

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Full title View in Italy
Artist Charles Rémond
Artist dates 1795 - 1875
Date made 1822-1825
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 22.5 × 35 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by the Lishawa family, 2018
Inventory number NG6674
Location Room 42
Collection Main Collection
View in Italy
Charles Rémond

This view almost certainly dates from Charles Rémond’s 1822–5 period in Italy. A landscape unfolds under a clear bright sky; a valley runs between overlapping hills, pale blue hills form a backdrop. Despite the luminous sky the colours are muted, the passage from foreground to misty distance carefully orchestrated.

The long flowing brushwork is barely visible in places, with passages of more expressive, yet still controlled work in the foreground. The bushes and grasses are rendered minutely, with small, individual strokes for every leaf or blade of grass. It has been suggested that the tightly constructed composition, coupled with the canvas support, could indicate a studio work rather than a pure plein-air (painted outdoors) study.

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