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Antoine Vollon

European Art

On View: European Art Galleries, 5th floor
Antoine Vollon depicted this mound of freshly caught fish in a dynamic manner that merges his subject with the substance and movement of paint itself. Slippery fish are evoked in long brushstrokes and touches of color, while a wicker basket and bed of reeds are partially conjured through marks that appear to have been scratched into the still-wet paint with the brush handle.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1871-1875
    DIMENSIONS 12 7/8 x 18 3/8 in. (32.7 x 46.7 cm) frame: 23 5/8 × 29 3/8 × 4 1/4 in. (60 × 74.6 × 10.8 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signed lower right: "A. Vollon"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    CREDIT LINE Gift of William A. Putnam and Walter H. Crittenden
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in European Art Galleries, 5th floor
    CAPTION Antoine Vollon (French, 1833-1900). Fish, 1871-1875. Oil on canvas, 12 7/8 x 18 3/8 in. (32.7 x 46.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William A. Putnam and Walter H. Crittenden, 19.86 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 19.86_after_treatment_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 19.86_after_treatment_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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