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Probably by Jules-Louis-Philippe Coignet, 'River Landscape', about 1840

Key facts
Full title River Landscape
Artist Probably by Jules-Louis-Philippe Coignet
Artist dates 1798 - 1860
Date made about 1840
Medium and support Oil on paper laid on canvas
Dimensions 25.2 × 38.4 cm
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L812
Location On loan: Gere Collection Paintings to the Ashmolean (2024 - 2026), The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, UK
Image copyright The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission
Collection Main Collection
River Landscape
Probably by Jules-Louis-Philippe Coignet

Despite the distinctive profile of the mountain, the site in this sketch has not been identified. The rustic buildings at right and left suggest that it is Italy, although the lush green of the vegetation may point to France. The artist has situated himself on the near side of a river with sheer vertical banks. Some areas of the landscape are broadly painted, while in others the artist has applied numerous small strokes of colour, animating the surface with several shades of green.

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