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A River Scene
Henri-Joseph Harpignies

This may be the earliest of the five paintings by Harpignies in the Collection, but the consistency of the artist's style makes the dating of his pictures difficult. Here, the artist plays with the vivid reflections of trees and hills in the still water, and with the strong contrast between the light, almost cloudless sky and the dark forms of nature. The site has not been identified.

Key facts
Artist Henri-Joseph Harpignies
Artist dates 1819 - 1916
Full title A River Scene
Date made about 1850-70
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 21 x 23.2 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Presented by Miss E. Ponsonby McGhee, 1908
Inventory number NG2256
Location in Gallery Not on display
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