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View of Meaux

MICHEL, Georges (1763 - 1843)

View of Meaux

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 57.2 x 79.7 cm

Acquired: 1982; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 2472

The grand cathedral of Meaux stands out from the flat countryside as it projects into a brooding sky. Michel was one of the earliest nineteenth-century French landscape artists to reject the neo-classical traditions of academic art and concentrate on natural atmospheric effects. He was inspired by seventeenth-century Dutch landscapes rather than Italianate sources and became an important precursor to the BarbizonSchool.

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