Landscape with Two Figures, Herd of Sheep, and a Cow
On View: European Art Galleries, 5th floor
Sketching outside, artists made informal studies in oils or charcoal of terrain, foliage, and sky—glimpses of often unremarkable topography through which they conveyed their sensory experiences of light and atmosphere. They often used these quickly rendered landscapes as inspiration for formal compositions made in their studios. Such nineteenth-century pleinairists were an important influence on subsequent generations of artists, including Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, who carried small panels to work outside to capture his motifs in bold, saturated colors.
Charcoal and white chalk on laid paper
Sheet: 8 5/16 x 15 3/16 in. (21.1 x 38.6 cm) (show scale)
Lower left: "Ch. Jacques" lower left of composition
Bequest of William H. Herriman
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Charles-Émile Jacque (French, 1813-1894). Landscape with Two Figures, Herd of Sheep, and a Cow, n.d. Charcoal and white chalk on laid paper, Sheet: 8 5/16 x 15 3/16 in. (21.1 x 38.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of William H. Herriman, 21.485 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 21.485_transp812.jpg)
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