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Interior of a Wood at Pierrefitte  1822

by Robert Léopold Leprince

Oil on paper, laid down on cardboard [br]Dimensions: 11 1/8 x 16 in. (28.3 x 40.6 cm) The true subject of this painting is the dispersal of sunlight in a thicket of trees, where the only patch of sky is visible as a reflection in the stream at center. It was sketched at Pierrefitte, just to the north of Paris, in 1822, the same year Leprince made his public debut at the...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art