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Study of Rocks

Study of Rocks

86: Study of Rocks

Joseph-Désiré Court
Rouen 1797 - 1865 Rouen

Private collection
Rights held by: Private collection

Trained as a history painter and portraitist, Court studied under Antoine-Jean Gros at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. In 1821, he won the prestigious Prix de Rome, which came with a stay of three to five years in Rome. Among his many awards, he received the Legion of Honor in 1838, and in 1853, he was appointed director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, where he remained until his death in 1865.

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

Oil on paper, mounted on canvas
26.8 × 39.8 cm

Section: Rocks and Grottoes

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

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