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In the Forest of Fontainebleau

circa 1890

Edward W. Redfield (American, 1869 - 1965)

The forest of Fontainebleau was in the heart of the Barbizon region of France. By the time that Redfield visited the area around the turn of the 20th century, he was likely to have been paying homage to the birthplace of the Barbizon School. Although the title of this painting identifies its subject matter as undeniably “Barbizon,” the style and palette that Redfield used to depict it are much more in keeping with Impressionism than the movement that preceded it.

Place object was created: United States

oil paint, canvas

Measurements:    frame height: 29.25 inches    frame width: 25.5 inches    smallest height: 25.625 inches    smallest width: 21.625 inches    frame depth: 2 inches

The Harry and Mary Dalton Collection 1985.61.11

Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN