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The Arcueil Aqueduct at Sceaux Railroad Crossing

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Jean-Baptiste-Armand Guillaumin
French, 1841-1927

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Armand Guillaumin painted this aqueduct shortly after it was built. Passing over a train line to the Paris suburb of Sceaux, the aqueduct was constructed during a period of rapid development around the French capital. Guillaumin encountered such scenes while working in security for a railroad company, a job that allowed him to travel and sketch in different places on the outskirts of the city.

Guillaumin shared this interest in the Paris suburbs with his fellow Impressionists—especially Paul Cezanne and Camille Pissarro, with whom he painted in the 1870s. He exhibited this painting in the third Impressionist exhibition in 1877.


On View, Gallery 201


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Jean Baptiste Armand Guillaumin


The Arcueil Aqueduct at Sceaux Railroad Crossing


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on canvas


Inscribed lower right: Guillaumin 74


51.5 × 65 cm (20 1/4 × 25 9/16 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Clive Runnells

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