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ID number: BIRBI-2005.10
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker: Bidauld, Jean Joseph Xavier (1758-1846)
Title / Object name / Definition: A Cascade on the River Liri
Object type: Painting
Place made: Isola del Liri
Date made: 1787
Materials: Oil on paper laid down on canvas
Measurements: 25.4 x 39.4 cm
Provenance: Sotheby's Auction House, New York, 23 January 2003 (lot 109); Richard Collins, New York; Jane Robert, Paris; Sir Jack Baer, London; purchased by the Barber Institute, August 2005 with assistance from the National Art Collections Fund.
Description: Bidauld’s oil sketch was painted on the spot during the French artist’s stay in Italy (1785-90). The artist made numerous such studies from which he later painted large historical landscapes in the neo-classical style. Painting from nature in oils was one of the ways in which young landscape artists developed their skills.
Inscriptions / Translations: Inscribed on the reverse by the artist: Le dernière Cascade de L' Isola di Sora, vue de Louin 1787.
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