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Title Le Pont de Nevers
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Harpignies, Henri-Joseph (French painter and printmaker, 1819-1916)
Date 1861- 1898 (dated)
Signed yes
Description In the distance rises the town of Nevers dominated by its ancient church. A long stone bridge spans the Loire. In the foreground stands a stately group of trees balanced by a smaller group, between them a little footpath up which a man and a woman climb.
Current Accession Number 1936P54
Former Accession Number P.54.36
Inscription front ll 'H. J. Harpignies, 1861 - 1898'
Subject landscape (Pont de Nevers)
Measurements 95.3 x 161.3 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Mary Adams in memory of her father, Peter, through the National Art-Collections Fund 1936.
Provenance Peter Adam.
Principal Exhibitions Paris Salon, 1861.
Publications Burlington Magazine, vol. 24, 1916, p. 268; Illustrations, 1952, p. 18, ill.; Catalogue of Paintings in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 1930; Catalogue of Paintings in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 1960; Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 79, ill.
Notes Peter Adam, Kidderminster.
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth
 

 

 

 

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