A Meadow in the Bourbonnais, Morning (Une Prairie du Bourbonnais, par un effet de matin)
On View: Beaux-Arts Court, South, 3rd Floor
This large landscape of central France was popular at the 1876 Paris Salon for its depiction of the country’s beauty, bounty, and ageless traditions—including the ancient custom of laundering in the region’s rivers. Such images were particularly reassuring at a time when France was still reeling from the humiliating defeat of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71.
Oil on canvas
44 x 66 in. (111.8 x 167.6 cm)
Frame: 52 1/4 x 75 x 3 3/8 in. (132.7 x 190.5 x 8.6 cm) (show scale)
Signed and dated lower left: "h j harpignies. 1876."
Gift of Mrs. Thomas F. Walsh
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Henri-Joseph Harpignies (French, 1819-1916). A Meadow in the Bourbonnais, Morning (Une Prairie du Bourbonnais, par un effet de matin), 1876. Oil on canvas, 44 x 66 in. (111.8 x 167.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Thomas F. Walsh, 55.18 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 55.18_colorcorrected_SL1.jpg)
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