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View of Ornans

This landscape, probably painted in the mid-1850s, stands at the beginning of a long series of views of the countryside of the artist's native town. It may be identified by the distinctive church steeple that rises above the cluster of houses along the banks of the river Loue. The cliff in the distance is the Roche du Mont. The bridge has traditionally been identified as that of the town of Scey-en-Varais, located a few miles downstream from Ornans.

Credit: Bequest of Alice Tully, 1993...

Probably mid-1850s
Oil on canvas
73.0 x 92.1cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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