Figures in a Landscape

Figures in a Landscape

1763

Black ink and gray wash; framing lines in brown ink

Sheet: 17.2 x 27.9 cm (6 3/4 x 11 in.); Overall: 21 x 31.7 cm (8 1/4 x 12 1/2 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2018.49

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Hoüel’s oeuvre is dominated by images of landscapes in varied media. This ink and wash drawing portrays a scene of ordinary life in a verdant, mountainous environment. In the foreground, two men on horseback converse while others rest on a rock. On the left, the sail and rigging of a boat stalled in the harbor are visible.

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