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An image of Rue du gros horloge, Rouen by Richard Parkes Bonington

Richard Parkes Bonington

(England 1802 – 1828)

Rue du gros horloge, Rouen
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24.6 x 25.1 cm image

Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 2009
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Not on display
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Bonington moved to France as an adolescent where he enrolled in the studio of Antoine-Jean Gros and formed a friendship with Delacroix. He contributed a small number of plates to the Normandy volume of the ‘Voyages pittoresques’. The print captures the bustle of a provincial marketplace with figures in contemporary dress going about their daily business. The street of medieval buildings leads our eye to the clock tower in the distance which straddles the street above an arch.

Bibliography (3)

Jean Adhémar, La France romantique. Les lithographies de paysage au XIXe siècle, 1997, 73 (illus.).

Michael Twyman, Lithography 1800-1850, 1970, (illus.). pl.156

Worcester Art Museum, Visions of city and country. Prints and photographs of Nineteenth-Century France, 1982, 68 (illus.). pl.31

Exhibition history (1)

Printmaking in the age of Romanticism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Aug 2009–25 Oct 2009

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