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Fête Champêtre

DIAZ, Narcisse Virgilio (1809 - 1876)

Fête Champêtre

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 24.0 x 32.4 cm

Acquired: 1963; Bequest; Margaret Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2460

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

This woodland setting, looking out from the trees towards the sunset, is typical of the landscapes Diaz painted in the Forest of Fontainebleau, south-east of Paris. Although a Realist at heart, he was also conscious of satisfying popular tastes. Here, the fountain and fanciful figures follow the eighteenth-century tradition of the fête champêtre (country party).

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