Feb 9, 2007

An Aqueduct Near a Fortress

An Aqueduct Near a Fortress


Jean-Victor Bertin

(French, 1767–1842)

Oil on fabric

Framed: 50.5 x 55 x 8 cm (19 7/8 x 21 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.); Unframed: 35.8 x 40.8 cm (14 1/8 x 16 1/16 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1985.35


The arcade, or covered passageway lined with arches, appeared frequently as part of aqueducts, bridges, galleries, and even as arches in foliage in paintings by Bertin and his contemporaries in the early 19th century. While some of Bertin’s paintings of aqueducts were likely painted from nature, this one appears to be a product of the artist’s imagination.

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