Saturday, August 07, 2010

Landscapes from The National Gallery

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French, 1796-1875, The Island and Bridge of San Bartolomeo, Rome, oil on paper on canvas, 1825/1828, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
I recently took a trip to Washington DC for a weekend getaway. The town is beautiful, but the biggest treat about going to DC is always The National Gallery. It houses some of the greatest works of art hung in a maze of endless rooms. I spent two days there and I still have yet to get through it all.
Leon-Francois-Antoine Fleury, French, 1804-1858, On the Bay of Naples, oil on paper, c. 1830, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
I did get to see some gorgeous landscapes, which was number one on my list "To See." Here's a small sample of the landscapes found in their Small French Paintingssection in the East Building.
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Danish, 1783-1853, View of the Cloaca Maxima, Rome, oil on canvas, 1814, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Henri-Joseph Harpignies, French, 1819-1916, Landscape in Auvergne, oil on canvas, 1870, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French, 1796-1875, Beach Near Etretat, oil on canvas, 1872, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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