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Landscape with a Pond

A work made of black chalk on ivory laid paper laid down on blue laid paper partially discolored to tan.
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  • A work made of black chalk on ivory laid paper laid down on blue laid paper partially discolored to tan.

Date:

c. 1879

Artist:

Jean-Jacques Henner
French, 1829-1905

About this artwork

“Jean-Jacques Henner is as little known today as he was famous during his lifetime,” quipped Rodolphe Rapetti in his 2003 monograph on the artist. Winning the Prix de Rome in 1858, Henner found inspiration in the chiaroscuro (strong contrasts of light and dark) and sfumato (smoky or hazy effects) of Caravaggio’s art. When he returned to his native Alsace in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War, his works became even dreamier and more deeply infused with melancholy.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean Jacques Henner

Title

Landscape with a Pond

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1875–1884

Medium

Black chalk on ivory laid paper laid down on blue laid paper partially discolored to tan

Dimensions

9.5 × 15.3 cm (3 3/4 × 6 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Julius Lewis Endowment

Reference Number

2004.517

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