Description Rousseau was born in Cairo in 1875 and trained with Jean-Léon Gérôme in Paris. In 1902, the year that he exhibited this painting at the salon of the Société des Artistes Français, he won the second class medal and a scholarship for travel abroad. His works, recording France's colonial territories, are represented in French museums, including the Louvre. In this view of the Atlas Mountains seen at dawn, the artist has admirably captured the appearance of the light hitting the range.
- Exposition de Voyage et des Prix du Salon. 1902.
Provenance Louis Muller [1844-1933], Sorrento, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Amy Allison Stirling (Mrs. Lloyd Campbell), by inheritance [from her father]; Walters Art Museum, May 1989, by bequest.
Credit Bequest of Amy Allison Stirling, 1989
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