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A River with Fishermen
Claude-Joseph Vernet

The authenticity of the painting and of its signature and date has been confirmed by cleaning. Like most of Vernet's landscapes this scene is doubtless imaginary. It is among the last pictures he painted during his long stay in Rome. The building in the background recalls one of that city's most celebrated buildings, the Pantheon.

Key facts
Artist Claude-Joseph Vernet
Artist dates 1714 - 1789
Full title A River with Fishermen
Date made 1751
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 59.1 x 74.3 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by John Henderson, 1879
Inventory number NG1057
Location in Gallery Not on display
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