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A Swamp in the Landes  1844

by Théodore Rousseau

Rousseau worked on the Normandy coast early in his career but also studied the sea on a visit to the Landes region in southwestern France in 1844. Here, he depicts a luminous view looking out across expansive marshes with sails visible on the horizon. Technical analysis of a cross section of this painting has demonstrated that Rousseau was using the recently discovered pig...
H: 16 3/8 × W: 22 5/16 × D: 1/8 in. (41.59 × 56.67 × 0.32 cm)
oil on panel
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum