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Oct 28, 2008

Landscape with Watermill

Landscape with Watermill

c, 1790

Jean Jacques de Boissieu

(French, 1736-1810)

Brown ink wash and point of brush with graphite underdrawing on cream wove paper

Overall: 20.3 x 24.1 cm (8 x 9 1/2 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2008.367



Boissieu’s pastoral landscapes are characterized by meticulous detail and sensitive variations in light and shadow skillfully created with brush and wash. Largely self-taught, Boissieu drew inspiration from the watermills, windmills, and rustic figures in Dutch art and the countryside around Lyon where he lived all his life.

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