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Young Woman Overtaken by a Storm (Une Jeune Femme s'étant Avancée dans la Campagne se Trouve Surprise par l'orage)

Chevalier Féréol de Bonnemaison

European Art

On View: Beaux-Arts Court, East, 3rd Floor
France in the wake of the Revolution was a place of terror. Political, social, and economic instability undermined faith in the new government, leaving citizens with a sense of helplessness. Artists often conveyed this collective fear of the unknown in paintings of the natural world. Here, for example, the forces of nature overpower a young woman, who stands defenseless in a storm.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1799
    DIMENSIONS 39 3/8 x 31 11/16 in. (100 x 80.5 cm) frame: 52 x 43 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (132.1 x 110.5 x 13.3 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, East, 3rd Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Louis Thomas
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Chevalier Féréol de Bonnemaison (French, ca. 1770-1827). Young Woman Overtaken by a Storm (Une Jeune Femme s'étant Avancée dans la Campagne se Trouve Surprise par l'orage), 1799. Oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 31 11/16 in. (100 x 80.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Louis Thomas, 71.138.1 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.138.1_SL4.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 71.138.1_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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