Willows on the Banks of the Loire
Harpignies takes a stand of willow trees as his subject for this sketch, focusing on their distinctive squat trunks and spindly branches, which he traces with long, linear brushstrokes. In contrast to the wispy tree limbs, the pillowy clouds and green foliage are painted thickly in white, yellow, and green.
Oil on canvas
13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (34.3 x 24.1 cm)
Frame: 25 x 20 1/2 in. (63.5 x 52.1 cm) (show scale)
Signed and dated lower left: "hj harpignies 93"
Bequest of Robert B. Woodward
This item is not on view
Henri-Joseph Harpignies (French, 1819-1916). Willows on the Banks of the Loire, 1893. Oil on canvas, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (34.3 x 24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Robert B. Woodward, 15.332 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 15.332_SL1.jpg)
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