Moonlight: The Bathers

The attribution of this depiction of figures bathing in a stream at night has been questioned. The subject is rare for Rousseau and the handling of paint comparatively crude. Rather, it may be the work of an imitator of this prolific and popular painter of the Barbizon School.

Key facts

Artist dates
1812 - 1867
Full title
Moonlight: The Bathers
Date made
perhaps 1860s
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
52.1 x 67.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
Location in Gallery