Landscape with figures

Forest Interior with Wood Gatherer, c. 1860

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This sun-dappled view of the forest at Fontainbleau is animated by the tiny figure carrying a bundle of wood. Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña was a central figure among the colony of painters at Barbizon and first worked in Fontainebleau in the late 1830s. Thereafter, he was a prolific painter of the forest's dense glades and expansive moors; his work was a particularly important influence on the landscapes of the young Auguste Renoir.

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Diaz, Forest Interior with Wood Gatherer (#524)
Details
Title
Forest Interior with Wood Gatherer
Artist Life
1807–1876
Role
Artist
Accession Number
65.18.1
Catalogue Raisonne
See Pierre and Roland Miquel, Narcisse Diaz de la Peña (1807-1876), Paris, 2006, vol. 2, p. 209, no. 1347, repr.
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Landscape with figures