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
France in the wake of the Revolution was a place of terror. Political, social, and economic instability created a lack of faith in the new government and a sense of helplessness among its citizens. 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.
Oil on canvas
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)
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Gift of Louis Thomas
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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)
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