Forest at Fontainebleau
Known primarily as a sculptor of predatory encounters between animal species, Barye also painted the varied landscape of the Fontainebleau Forest in a number of oil studies. Here he depicts the gorge of either Apremont or Franchard, both of which are characterized by rugged rock formations. Barye’s deliberately coarse handling of his medium provides a tactility of surface evocative of the landscape itself. He kept such works in a cupboard, showing them only to close friends and colleagues.
- Artist: Antoine-Louis Barye, French, 1795-1875
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Place Made: France
- Dates: n.d.
- Dimensions: 6 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. (16.2 x 31.8 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: Center of stretcher frame: Red wax seal "VENTE BARYE"
- Signature: Lower left: "BARYE"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 10.92
- Credit Line: Purchased by Special Subscription
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875). Forest at Fontainebleau, n.d. Oil on canvas, 6 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. (16.2 x 31.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by Special Subscription, 10.92
- Record Completeness: Best (87%)