Geese and the Approaching Storm, 1879

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This preparatory drawing for Bracquemond’s print The Storm Cloud, or Geese in a Storm (Mia P.1,821) announces his ambition to etch a sky as magnificent as the one in Rembrandt’s The Three Trees (Mia P.1,307). A comparison of this drawing with the eleventh version, or “state,” of The Storm Cloud shows how far his penchant for experimenting could take him.

Geese and the Approaching Storm
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