Sep 15, 2010
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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