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Interior of a Cave

Interior of a Cave

82: Interior of a Cave

Jean-Baptiste Adolphe Gibert
Pointe-à-Pitre Guadeloupe 1803 - 1889 Nice

2019-S.7: Fondation Custodia
Rights held by: Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris

Known primarily as a landscape painter, Gibert attended the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, where he was awarded a silver medal in the Prix de Rome competition in 1825 and a gold medal in 1829. He received further recognition as a regular exhibitor at the Salon from 1851 to 1872 and produced numerous detailed landscapes during travels in Egypt, Sicily, Turkey, and Greece, as well as the Roman countryside. In addition to becoming a professor at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, he became the director of the French Academy in Rome from 1811 to 1820.

Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

Oil on paper
28.5 × 43.8 cm

Section: Rocks and Grottoes

This can be found in Gallery 11: The Arts of the 20th Century

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