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The Banks of the Bouzanne River  1869

by Théodore Rousseau

Traditionally, this painting was known as "Early Summer Afternoon" and was thought to represent a site in the Fontainebleau forest. However, it has since been identified as Bords de la Bouzanne, depicting a scene in the Berry district in central France, which was exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) of 1867. While we know that the artist painted out...
H: 22 1/16 x W: 29 1/8 in. (56 x 74 cm)
oil on panel
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum