River Scene

The scene would seem to show an estuary near the sea, perhaps in far western France where Rousseau frequently painted. The sea can be seen in the distance. Rousseau would probably have painted such a small, unassuming image out of doors in front of the actual scene.

Key facts

Artist dates
1812 - 1867
Full title
River Scene
Date made
about 1840-60
Medium and support
Oil on wood, probably oak
31.4 x 40.3 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented by Sir J.C. Day, 1909
Inventory number
Location in Gallery