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Forest of Fontainebleau, Cluster of Tall Trees Overlooking the Plain of Clair-Bois at the Edge of Bas-Bréau  1855

by Théodore Rousseau

A live oak dominates this late afternoon landscape. Diffuse light from the overcast sky reflects off the pond and up into the branches. The boulders, grass and broken branches in the foreground are barely suggested and the single figure making his way around the pond followed by a herd of cows is thinly sketched. [br] Landscape painter Théodore Rousseau lived in the near...
90.8 x 116.8 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Getty