Jean-Victor Bertin and Landscape Painting in France

October 22, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Lower Jette Galleries

Curated by Michael A. Marlais, the James M. Gillespie Professor of Art

This exhibition contextualizes the Colby Museum’s recent acquisition of A Classical Landscape with Figures Conversing Beneath a Tree (1825), a neo-classical painting by Jean-Victor Bertin (1767–1842), offering a focused consideration of the French affinity for landscape painting from the Baroque period through the 19th century. Among the included works areWooded Landscape by Gaspard Dughet (1615–1675), a painter who helped make landscape a signature of French identity, as well as Marcoussis by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Bertin’s most famous pupil. The exhibition also includes several loans from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Banner Image: Jean-Victor Bertin, A Classical Landscape with Figures Conversing Beneath a Tree, 1865, Oil on canvas, 32 in. x 44 1/2 in., Art department purchase with funds from the Jere Abbott Acquisitions Fund, 2012.004