Description Troyon was the third generation of his family to be employed at the Sèvres Manufactory decorating porcelains. In his spare time, he began to sketch in the Fontainebleau Forest, where he met other painters who would become associated with the Barbizon school. Troyon was a gifted marine painter and, in the early 1850s, acquired a house at Villers which he named The Academy of Landscape. He worked here closely with several young painters, including Eugène Boudin. After seeing the works of the Dutch 17th-century masters Paulus Potter and Albertus Cuyp during a tour of the Netherlands and Belgium in 1847, Troyon decided to specialize in animal genre subjects. In this view of an impending storm near the resort village of Villers-sur-Mer, the artist presents a cross section of society: a peasant couple riding on ponies equipped with baskets for carrying seaweed, a sportsman from town strolling with his gun, and hunters erecting fowling nets.
|2/14/1968||Treatment||mounted; coated; loss compensation; other|
|6/11/1982||Examination||examined for condtion|
|6/15/1982||Treatment||stabilized; loss compensation|
|4/08/1999||Examination||examined for loan|
|8/22/2006||Examination||examined for loan|
- Millet and Barbizon Art. Matsumoto City Museum, Matsumoto City; Tokuyama City Museum of Art and History, Tokuyama; Kasama Nichido Museum, Kasama City; Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Kanazawa. 1996.
- Before Monet: Landscape Painting in France and Impressionist Masters: Highlights from The Walters Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998.
- Triumph of French Painting: Masterpieces from Ingres to Matisse. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. 2000-2002.
- A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte. 2002-2004.
- 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.
- 19th Century Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin. 2010-2011.
- From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Mrs. Mary J. Morgan Sale, New York, March 3-5, 1886, no. 72; Mrs. S. D. Warren Sale, American Art Association, Boston, January 8-9, 1903, no. 115; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions "C. Troyon," signed in black at lower left
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903
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