This scene by Théodore Fourmois is unadorned and devoid of prettifying tricks; we see natural colours, a loose touch and a considered composition. The painting depicts a specific part of nature, with a poetry of its own, but without exaggerating any aspect whatsoever. This canvas illustrates the extent of the continuity in Dutch and Flemish painting over the centuries: its realistic approach and the absence of sentimentality are also characteristic of 17th-century Dutch landscape painting.
SizeH: 55,5 cm
MediumOil on canvas