View of Saleve, near Geneva

A work made of oil on paper, mounted to canvas.
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  • A work made of oil on paper, mounted to canvas.

Date:

1834

Artist:

Théodore Rousseau
French, 1812–1867

About this artwork

An inveterate explorer of the remotest corners of France, Théodore Rousseau painted View of Salève, near Geneva during a three-month stay in the mountainous Jura region. Unlike his larger canvases, which were consistently rejected at the official Parisian art show known as the Salon, his smaller panoramic oil sketches painted on wood panel or paper were greatly admired. With a few deft strokes, Rousseau conveyed the steep, rocky outcroppings and plains dotted with shrubs, as well as the luminosity of the moisture-laden clouds and sky.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 221

Artist

Théodore Rousseau

Title

View of Saleve, near Geneva

Date

1834

Medium

Oil on paper, mounted to canvas

Dimensions

39 × 62 cm (15 3/8 × 24 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior gift of Henry Morgen, Ann G. Morgen, Meyer Wasser, and Ruth G. Wasser

Reference Number

2008.399

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