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Landscape in the Forest at Compiègne

Paul Huet

European Art

In this image of a densely wooded glade, Huet’s quickly rendered brushstrokes and limited palette bear witness to the immediacy of unedited direct observation. Although Huet traveled extensively throughout France during his career, he found this subject in the forest of Compiègne, near the estate of the aristocratic Orléans family, his longstanding patrons.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1826-1828
    DIMENSIONS 13 x 17 1/8 in. (33 x 43.5 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift in honor of Sarah Faunce, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1969-98
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    CAPTION Paul Huet (French, 1803-1869). Landscape in the Forest at Compiègne, 1826-1828. Oil on canvas, 13 x 17 1/8 in. (33 x 43.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in honor of Sarah Faunce, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1969-98, 1998.78
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