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Sunset in the Auvergne

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Théodore Rousseau , 1812 - 1867

Sunset in the Auvergne

Date: possibly 1844
Medium: Oil on mahogany (?) panel
Dimensions: 20.5 x 23.9 cm
Acquisition credit: Salting Bequest, 1910

The view in this painting has been identified as from the Col de la Moreno at the foot of the Puy-de-Dôme in the Chaîne de Puy mountains in the Auvergne. Rousseau spent several months in this region in 1830 and in a series of studies produced during this visit he explored the natural effects of light and weather on the rugged landscape.


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