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Maker Once Known
A Path through a Rough Forest Landscape A Path through a Rough Forest Landscape
1880 1880

This tiny work on board shows a rough path leading around an embankment topped by trees to the left and down a rocky wooded hillside to the right. Bright sunlight from the left illuminates the outlying landscape, strikingly setting off the trees and the path in the foreground in stark shadow. The open brushwork marks this painting as a sketch, but one with unusual dynamic vigour, in the strong linear strokes of the embankment, the swirling strokes of the distant foliage and the sweeping effect of clouds in the sky above.

 
Maker Once Known
Nineteenth century Nineteenth century
A Path through a Rough Forest Landscape A Path through a Rough Forest Landscape
1880 1880
Oil on board, cradled Oil on board, cradled
height / width: 8.30 x 13.00 cm; 3.27 x 5.12 in.
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Bader, 1979 Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Bader, 1979
22-051

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