Description Veyrassat painted with watercolor in a way that has become popular today. He applied transparent washes of color to the page in a looser style than many of his contemporaries. He may have seen early 19th-century watercolors by British artists who experimented with this technique. This scene of ferry horses recalls the compositions of the English romantic painter John Constable. British art was very influential, especially on French landscape painting, in the decades after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815.
|1/01/2002||Treatment||examined for exhibition; cleaned; other|
|12/20/2016||Treatment||examined for exhibition; other|
- The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma. 2005-2006.
- Training the Eye: 19th-Century Drawing. 2017.
Provenance Acquired by William T. Walters, Baltimore, probably 1864; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Signature] In watercolor at lower left: J. Veyrassat; [Number] In graphite on verso: 18
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters
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