Willows on the Banks of the Loire
Harpignies takes a stand of willow trees as his subject for this sketch, focusing on their distinctive squat trunks and spindly branches, which he traces with long, linear brushstrokes. In contrast to the wispy tree limbs, the pillowy clouds and green foliage are painted thickly in white, yellow, and green.
- Artist: Henri-Joseph Harpignies, French, 1819-1916
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Place Made: France
- Dates: 1893
- Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (34.3 x 24.1 cm) Frame: 25 x 20 1/2 in. (63.5 x 52.1 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed and dated lower left: "hj harpignies 93"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 15.332
- Credit Line: Bequest of Robert B. Woodward
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Henri-Joseph Harpignies (French, 1819-1916). Willows on the Banks of the Loire, 1893. Oil on canvas, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (34.3 x 24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Robert B. Woodward, 15.332
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)