Nov 8, 2010
Oct 28, 2008



c. 1860

Narcisse Diaz de la Peña

(French, 1807–1876)

Watercolor and gouache with pen and brown ink and graphite

Support: Cream wove paper

Sheet: 15 x 22.8 cm (5 7/8 x 9 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2008.389



This is a rare watercolor by Narcisse Diaz, who worked primarily in oil. The view is likely from the forest of Fontainebleau, near the village of Barbizon. In the 1830s, Diaz and other painters like Jean-François Millet frequently painted there, out of doors, directly from nature.

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