Jean-Victor Bertin (French, 1767-1842)
oil on fabric, Framed: 50.5 x 55 x 8 cm (19 7/8 x 21 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.); Unframed: 35.8 x 40.8 cm (14 1/16 x 16 1/16 in.). Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1985.35
The arcade, or covered passageway lined with arches, appeared frequently as part of aqueducts, bridges, galleries, and even as arches in foliage in paintings by Bertin and his contemporaries in the early 19th century. While some of Bertinâ€™s paintings of aqueducts were likely painted from nature, this one appears to be a product of the artistâ€™s imagination.
San Diego, Timken Art Gallery; Williamstown, Mass., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. J.-B.-C. Corot: View of Volterra (1988), [p. 4], fig. 3, no. 3.
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