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Title A River Landscape
Collection New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
Artist Attributed to Vincent, François André (French painter and draftsman, 1746-1816)
Previously attributed to Vernet, Antoine-François (French painter, 1730-1779)
Previously attributed to Vernet, Claude-Joseph (French painter and draftsman, 1714-1789)
Date 1777 (dated)
Signed yes

Although the painting was attributed to members of the Vernet family, close scrutiny of the signature has revealed that it was probably painted instead by François André Vincent. He was the son of a miniature painter and had many pupils, including members of the Vernet family.

The subject of the painting is a river that meanders through a hilly landscape. The foreground is filled with buildings, including an inn called The Swan, and is peopled with tiny figures, one of whom can be seen fishing.

Current Accession Number L.F20.1935.14.0
Former Accession Number 20 A 1935/14
Inscription front ll 'Vincent f.1777'
Subject figure; marine; buildings and gardens
Measurements 35.5 x 55.8 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas (laid on board)
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by J. W. C. Bickley 1935.
Notes This landscape is one of a large collection of paintings bequeathed to the museum at Leicester by John Bickley of Melton Mowbray.
Rights Owner Leicester City Museums Service
Author Dr Angela Smith




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