dirt road in country through fall landscape; stone structure at left center; small farm at center in middle ground; mountains in background behind dense fog or smoke

%C2%A9 Estate of Henri Rivi%C3%A8re %2F Artists Rights Society %28ARS%29%2C New York %2F ADAGP%2C Paris

Country Landscape, 1940

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Bequest of Harry Drakeexpand_more  2013.35.706

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Not long after 1900, Henri Rivière fell out of fashion with art collectors in France. As his prints failed to sell, he turned to drawing and painting. In 1937, he began to spend winters in Buis-les-Baronnies, a small town in the Provence region, in southwest France. The mountainous, sparsely settled area suddenly became crowded, as German forces overran Paris in June 1940. Perhaps to find some peace, Rivière frequently walked the countryside to make watercolors, many of which he gave to the owner of his hotel instead of rent.

Details
Title
Country Landscape
Artist Life
1864–1951
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.35.706
Provenance
(Eric G. Carlson Fine Prints and Drawings, New York, until 2008; sold in August to Drake); Harry M. Drake, St. Paul (2008-d. 2012); Estate of Harry M. Drake; bequeathed to MIA, 2013
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dirt road in country through fall landscape; stone structure at left center; small farm at center in middle ground; mountains in background behind dense fog or smoke

© Estate of Henri Rivière / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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