Freiburg in the Snow
Hugues de Beaumont
In this image of a Swiss town blanketed by a heavy snowfall, Beaumont combines a subtle winter palette of whites, grays, and browns with energetic brushwork. He places a black-cloaked figure on a snow-covered track (indicated by gentle modulations in tone), leading the viewer diagonally into the picture and lending a human presence to an otherwise stark scene.
Oil on canvas
21 1/4 x 25 5/8in. (54 x 65.1cm)
frame: 27 1/4 × 31 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (69.2 × 80.6 × 7 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "Hugues de Beaumont"
Gift of Otto H. Kahn through the Committee for the Diffusion of French Art
This item is not on view
Hugues de Beaumont (French, 1874-1947). Freiburg in the Snow, ca. 1920. Oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 25 5/8in. (54 x 65.1cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Otto H. Kahn through the Committee for the Diffusion of French Art, 21.91 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 21.91_PS1.jpg)
overall, 21.91_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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