Hikers climbing up to a Mountain Chalet

A work made of black crayon, with graphite, heightened with white chalk and white pencil, on tan wove paper.
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  • A work made of black crayon, with graphite, heightened with white chalk and white pencil, on tan wove paper.

Date:

c. 1888

Artist:

Henri Rousseau
French, 1844–1910

About this artwork

When Rousseau was a toll operator for one of Paris’s city gates, he made the decision to become an artist. With no academic training, he started copying works at the Musée du Louvre in 1884 and two years later exhibited his works with the Neo-Impressionists at the Salon des Indépendants. In this drawing Rousseau’s lack of formal training is evident in the flattened forms and odd spatial relations of the landscape. These idiosyncrasies would inspire artists such as Vasily Kandinsky and Pablo Picasso.

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Artist

Henri Rousseau

Title

Hikers climbing up to a Mountain Chalet

Origin

France

Date

1883–1893

Medium

Black crayon, with graphite, heightened with white chalk and white pencil, on tan wove paper

Dimensions

389 × 318 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.1018

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