Dec 30, 2005
Dec 30, 2005

Two Boatmen in a Marsh near a Cluster of Trees

Two Boatmen in a Marsh near a Cluster of Trees

c. 1857

Henri-Joseph-Constant Dutilleux

(French, 1807–1865)


Support: Photo-sensitive wove paper hinged to a secondary wove support

Image: 11.7 x 16.6 cm (4 5/8 x 6 9/16 in.); Secondary Support: 22.6 x 28 cm (8 7/8 x 11 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1997.179

Catalogue raisonné: Glassman and Symmes 55



Unlike most cliché-verres, which are similar to line drawings, Dutilleux's thirteen works in this medium are extremely tonal. The artist described them as "monochrome paintings on glass for photography." Instead of scratching the design into the opaque ground covering the glass plate, as Corot or Daubigny had done, Dutilleux created the image by painting the plate with it.

See also
PR - Cliché verre
Type of artwork: 

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