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Gathering Storm


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Description Michel became acquainted with Dutch 17th-century landscape painting when he was employed as a restorer by the Louvre Museum at the beginning of the 19th century. He was an important precursor of the Barbizon artists. He became a landscape painter and worked in the vicinity of Paris, especially near Montmartre and on the plains of St. Denis to the north. Observing the landscape from a height-he was probably seated on a hilltop-Michel has painted a flat, panoramic view with a low, heavy sky threatening a storm. This painting exhibits the broad, lyrical brushstrokes and sharp contrasts in light and shadow that characterized his mature style of the 1830s.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/25/1951Treatmentcleaned
9/15/1965Loan Considerationexamined for loan
10/04/1968Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; coated
5/04/1994Examinationexamined for exhibition
6/13/2002Treatmentrepaired; loss compensation
Exhibitions
  • Before Monet: Landscape Painting in France and Impressionist Masters: Highlights from The Walters Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998.
  • The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes from Corot to Manet. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005.
  • The Road to Impressionism: Barbizon Landscapes from the Walters Art Museum. The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis; The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh. 2008-2009.
Provenance The George A. Lucas Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, May 9, 1910, by bequest [Henry Walters as executor]; Walters Art Museum, 1996, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with exchange funds from the gifts of Mrs. T. Willing Balch, Mrs. Ludlow Baldwin, Mrs. Joseph Bryan III, Gabriele Bruck, Misses Elizabeth L. and Louise M. Clark, Mrs. Denison Frick, Mr. David R. Harrison, Mrs. Frances W. Haussner, The Haussner Family Limited Partnership, Mr. Martin Horowitz, Mrs. Jane Lipman in memory of Leroy and Elizabeth Lipman, the estate of Rita Lowenstein, Mrs. Thelma Pierce, Sara D. Redmond, Harriet Rowland, Louis E. Shecter, Mrs. Henriette Stevens, James and Jean Tebay, and William C. Whittridge, and the bequests of Miss Laura F. Delano, Laura Delano Eastman, Mrs. Ruth Mangels Wineholt Eppler, Mr. Stephen Glazer, Mr. Philip B. Perlman, Mary Saunders Ward, Mrs. Frances Eaton Weld, and H. Morris Whitehurst, 1996–2008

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Period
1830-1839 (?)
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1991
Measurements
H: 16 5/8 x W: 28 9/16 in. (42.2 x 72.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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