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The Tomb of Caecilia Metella

Tomb of Caecilia Metella

18: The Tomb of Caecilia Metella

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Léon Fleury
Paris 1804 - 1858 Paris

AGC-002: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Rights held by: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., gift of Frank Anderson Trapp

Following his training under the landscape painter Jean-Victor Bertin at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, Fleury made a sketching tour through France and surrounding countries. Making his way to Italy in 1827, he joined Théodore Caruelle d’Aligny and Camille Corot in the practice of making oil sketches from nature. Their technique and style were so similar that contemporaries often confused their sketches. Between 1831 and 1855, he was a regular exhibitor at the Salon, receiving a bronze in 1834, silver in 1837, and gold in 1845.

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

Oil on canvas
27.9 x 33 cm

Created: circa 1830

Section: Italy - Roman Campagna

This can be found in Gallery 13: Mellon Gallery Exhibitions

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