Brittany Landscape

  • H. Bolton Jones, Brittany Landscape, 1877, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Burke III, 1982.68

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In 1876, Hugh Bolton Jones joined the American artists' colony on the north coast of France at Pont-Aven, Brittany. There Jones and the other artists often painted outdoors, attempting to capture the light on the landscape. The Bretons welcomed the artists into their community and frequently posed as models. In this image, Jones used muted colors to evoke the changing light and shadows cast by trees over a field. His detailed brushwork, seen in the cluster of trees framing the woman, draws the viewer's attention to the quiet beauty of this bucolic setting.
Title
Brittany Landscape
Artist
Date
1877
Location
Dimensions
16 1/4 x 22 in. (41.3 x 55.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Burke III

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – full length
  • Landscape – season – summer
  • Landscape – tree
  • Landscape – France – Brittany
Object Number
1982.68
Palette
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