Jan 15, 2015
Jan 15, 2015

Landscape with Figure and Houses

Landscape with Figure and Houses

c. 1891

Claude-Emile Schuffenecker

(French, 1851–1934)

Pastel on brown wove paper

Sheet: 63 x 78.5 cm (24 13/16 x 30 7/8 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2014.2



This ethereal landscape exemplifies Schuffenecker’s best work in pastel. Massive lichen-covered rocks, heightened by flecks of mauve, dominate the foreground, dwarfing a tiny figure who pauses beside a fence to contemplate a golden field of wheat. The artist used a dense network of parallel strokes to create the effect of a shimmering mirage.

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DR - French
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