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The Fish Market
Philippe Rousseau

This work combines a still life of dead fish in the foreground with a genre scene of figures in the background. This painting was presented as the work of Eugène Isabey and Philippe Rousseau. The background figures are possibly by Isabey, but there is no record of collaboration between the two artists. Certainly Rousseau was influenced by Isabey, and this work seems indebted, in terms of subject and treatment, with the latter's 'Fish Market, Dieppe' of 1845.

Key facts
Artist Philippe Rousseau
Artist dates 1816 - 1887
Full title The Fish Market
Date made probably about 1834-50
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 23.8 x 34.6 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Presented by Henry L. Florence, 1909
Inventory number NG2480
Location in Gallery Gallery A: Paintings after 1600
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