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.
- Théodore Rousseau
- View of Saleve, near Geneva
- Oil on paper, mounted to canvas
- 39 × 62 cm (15 3/8 × 24 3/8 in.)
- Through prior gift of Henry Morgen, Ann G. Morgen, Meyer Wasser, and Ruth G. Wasser