Paris 1798 - 1860 Paris
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Rights held by: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., gift of Mrs. John Jay Ide in memory of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Donner
Coignet studied under neoclassical painter Jean-Victor Bertin. He enjoyed excursions to the forest of Fontainebleau to paint outdoors and, as a teacher, encouraged his students to do the same. In addition to being known for his spirited brushwork and poetic sensibilities, Coignet was a prolific and meticulous draughtsman and published an important didactic book on landscape painting in 1833.
Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Oil on paper, mounted on canvas
27 x 36 cm
This can be found in Gallery 13: Mellon Gallery Exhibitions
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